Awareness, perception and practices (APP) of undergraduate students towards solid waste management (SWM)

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Awareness, perception and practices (APP) of undergraduate students towards solid waste management (SWM)

Klarence P. Abne, Jessa S. Anasco, Aisle Janne B. Dagpin, Jemborn D. Igcalinos, Mary Grace B. Lucagbo, Riza Mae T. Mandamiento, Mary Giniel P. Quilang, Van Ryan Kristopher R. Galarpe
J. Bio. Env. Sci.11( 3), 159-168, September 2017.
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Solid waste management (SWM) issues have drawn attention elsewhere primarily as a consequence of rapid urbanization and weak environmental policies. This at the latter calls for policy framework linking all sectors particularly the university-government networks. The chance of this concerted collaboration to function efficiently relies on the university’s populace understanding on SWM. This study aimed to assess the undergraduate students of the former Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST), Philippines in their level of Awareness, Perception, and Practices (APP) towards SWM. A total of 349 students were randomly surveyed to identify APP. Data collected by self -administered questionnaire were analyzed using frequency count, percentage, correlation, and t-test. For all year levels, it was found that the level of awareness, perception, and practices of students in MUST varied. Overall, no significant difference was determined among factors of age, year level, and college of the students. Present findings can be a basis for policy development on SWM implementation in the university scale.


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