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Level of awareness and practices on solid waste management (SWM) among college students

By: Perla R Bautista

Key Words: Solid waste management, Awareness, Practices, Educational management.

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 14(1), 131-138, January 2019.

Certification: jbes 2019 0113 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

The earth suffers from many environmental problems which need to be tackled at the individual level, requiring individuals to develop that awareness which will guide them to become environmentally supportive. The study endeavored to determine the significant relationship between the level of awareness and practices among Filipino college students on solid waste management. It employed descriptive correlational research design with 150 randomly sampled students. Using the adopted standardized survey instrument surfacing the level of awareness of solid waste management of students and their practices. Gathered data were analyzed and interpreted using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the study showed that the students are aware of the solid waste management. Most of them were aware of the policies and management of SWM but relatively not aware of their roles as students in the implementation of SWM. The students also have good practices in solid waste management in terms of properly disposing of, recycling, and reusing but moderately practice proper segregation and reducing. Results of the inferential statistics revealed that the level of awareness of the students influenced their practices on proper segregation, reduce, and recycling but no influence to their practices on solid waste management in terms of reuse and disposal. Present findings can be a basis for policy development on SWM implementation in the campus level.

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Level of awareness and practices on solid waste management (SWM) among college students

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Perla R Bautista.
Level of awareness and practices on solid waste management (SWM) among college students.
J. Bio. Env. Sci. 14(1), 131-138, January 2019.
https://innspub.net/jbes/level-awareness-practices-solid-waste-management-swm-among-college-students/
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