A Survey on Awareness and Attitude of People towards Household Solid Waste Disposal


Authors : Pooja Sawant; Vandana Gupta

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 11 - November

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The topic of environmental protection has attained importance in the present era globally but the simple practices like proper waste disposal are often neglected, as a result of which today one of the most important concerns and worries of community is the disposal of solid waste. Public participation has a direct bearing on effective and efficient solid waste management. People all round the globe are aware of the impact of improper waste disposal practices, but the improper techniques of implementation give rise to chaotic situations. The Solid Waste Management Rules (SWM), 2016 states that the waste generator has to segregate the waste at source into three bins as wet waste, dry waste and domestic waste and then hand it over to the waste collector. To find out the practicality about implementation of the waste segregation from households, the present survey work was carried out to obtain information on awareness on waste management practices and their attitude towards household waste disposal. The survey analysis showed that among 109 households, most of the responders are aware about problems related to solid waste disposal but the severity of the problem is not considered by them. It is evident from this study that there is difference between awareness and attitude. Further, since waste collector mixes different types of waste at their end, some people have stopped taking efforts to segregate waste. The study reveals the necessity of giving mass awareness regarding the segregation of household waste and managing them properly.

Keywords : Household Waste, Segregation, Survey, Awareness, Solid Waste Disposal.

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