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Title: Barriers on the propagation of household solid waste recycling practices in developing countries : State of Palestine example
Authors: Kattoua, Mary G.
Khatib, Issam
Kontogianni, Stamatia
Keywords: Refuse and refuse disposal - Social aspects - Ramallah and Al-Bireh district - Palestine
Refuse and refuse disposal - Economic aspects - Ramallah and Al-Bireh district - Palestine
Refuse and refuse disposal - Citizen participation - Ramallah and Al-Bireh district - Palestine
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Kattoua, M.G., Al-Khatib, I.A.,Kontogianni, S. J Mater Cycles Waste Manag (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10163-019-00833-5. Publisher: Springler.
Abstract: assist in sustaining the environment for future generations. The success of any recycling program globally depends mostly on the active and sustained participation of citizens. The purpose of the conducted research presented in this paper is to investigate the recycling barriers and offer an insight into the motivations that may encourage local population to increase participation in local recycling schemes. The research focused on Ramallah and Al-Bireh district of Palestine, which is a developing country with minimum infrastructure and economics; the raw data were collected using structured questionnaires. The influence of four basic socio-economic factors, namely, gender, level of education, age, and type of residence, on recycling barriers of individuals was recorded and investigated. The results showed that: lack of awareness and information on the process of waste separation and storage are the basic recycling barriers of the local population, whereas financial incentive is the major motivational factor for their active participation. Most importantly, the field research proved that locals are willing to participate in recycling campaigns and almost half of them appreciate the necessity of recycling-green-point’s existence for the collection of segregated waste.
Description: ARTICLE
Article published in : Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, Vol.: (0123456789)1 3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11889/5831
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