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Public Awareness and Willingness for Recycle in Jordan

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


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


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


  • ISSN: 2075-7107

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