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Public Awareness and Willingness for Recycle in Jordan

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Publiceringsår: 2011
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 508-510
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: International Journal of Academic Research
Volym: 3
Nummer: 1 (part II)
Dokumenttyp: Artikel

Sammanfattning

Jordan has seen a large increase in population during the past five decades as a result of population
growth and forced migrations, and also, accompanied with this increase, a cultural and economical development
that has improved the standard of living and changing consumer habits in the community, resulting in a clear
increase in the volume of waste. These changes urges the need for finding proper ways of making the living
conditions for the people of Jordan more sustainable, recycling has been adopted as an important way to reduce
waste and ease the use of landfills in many courtiers of the world. The residential area is a good place to start and
practice recycling as a substantial part of all waste is generated there every day. This paper examines the level of willingness and awareness of recycling of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) among
residential, with specific focus on university students. A total of 1000 residents were surveyed using 3 types of
questionnaires designed to pattern their views on recycling of MSW and to test their willing for recycling, but also to
examine their knowledge and awareness of recycling befits on a social, economical and environmental basis. In
total 28 questions have been asked in a computer based survey to the students. The result clear that the recycling
knowledge between respondent is very low. However, they hold a positive attitude toward the willing for learning
more. Respondent also aware of the environmental and economical benefits from recycling, whereas they have
negative attitude toward walking more distance and for paying more for better recycling

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Nyckelord

  • Technology and Engineering
  • Jordan
  • awareness
  • economic and environmental benefits.
  • willingness
  • recycling

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  • ISSN: 2075-4124 Print
  • ISSN: 2075-7107 Online

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