Factors that Contribute to Domestic Waste Recycling: A Preliminary Survey

Authors

  • Hamizah Yakob Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Nurul Rif’ah Afiqah Abd Rauf Centre of Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Yusfida Ayu Abdullah Centre of Studies for Town and Regional, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, UiTM Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Oliver Ling Hoon Leh Centre of Studies for Town and Regional, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, UiTM Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i15.2489

Keywords:

Human Behaviour; Domestic Waste Recycling; Waste Generation; Urban Households

Abstract

It is undeniable that household recycling was studied extensively. Nonetheless, the recycling behaviour of householders living in urban areas has received less attention including in Malaysia. Therefore, the objective of this preliminary study is to outline the perception of factors that drive humans to recycle domestic waste among urban households. The study conducts a site investigation and questionnaire survey in six (6) suburbs of Shah Alam by using a Convenience Sampling method. The outcomes are influenced by not only the factors in recycling but human attitudes and behaviours, which reflect their contribution towards waste generation and domestic waste recycling practice.

Keywords: Human Behaviour; Domestic Waste Recycling; Waste Generation; Urban Households

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i15.2489

Author Biography

Hamizah Yakob, Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA

PhD candidate - BSc Urban & Regional Planning - MSc Planning- Housing

Published

2020-12-25

How to Cite

Yakob, H. ., Abd Rauf, N. R. A. ., Abdullah, Y. A. ., & Hoon Leh, O. L. . (2020). Factors that Contribute to Domestic Waste Recycling: A Preliminary Survey . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(15), 415-422. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i15.2489