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A survey on the environmental awareness from PET plastic disposal practices

Wurochekke, Anwaruddin Ahmed and Radin Mohamed, Radin Maya Saphira (2013) A survey on the environmental awareness from PET plastic disposal practices. In: 1st FPTP Postgraduate Seminar 2013, 23 December 2013, Fakulti Pengurusan Teknologi dan Perniagaan, UTHM .

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Abstract

Generation of municipal solid waste particularly plastics, increase each year with the present economic and individual consumption pattern in the society. The improper discarding of plastics has been a major public concern and to environment as they are not easily degradable. In this study, level of awareness on PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic waste management within selected case studies in UTHM Parit Raja, Johor, Malaysia were studied. Surveys were collected at FKAAS and TSN residential college, from FKAAS students/ staff and TSN residents at random to gauge the level of awareness on plastics. The survey was analyzed according to FKAAS students/staff and TSN residents. From the survey, it was found that 83.33% FKAAS staffs showing a positive level of awareness compared to 72.33% of TSN residents. The reasons most probably due to seminars or programmes that relates to environment for FKAAS staff which gave them more exposure than the TSN residents. Therefore, all forms of waste management though need to be effectively communicated to the public through environmental enlightens campaigns, so that habits, behavior, norms and cultures can be changed. Without the public participation it would be difficult to implement waste management. It is expected that environmental benefits are enhanced through public awareness when the recycling of plastic bottles is part of an integrated waste management strategy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: awareness; municipal; environment; plastic; management
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD785-812 Municipal refuse. Solid wastes
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2014 00:50
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2014 00:50
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5817
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