Responsible Garbage Disposal Attitudes and Readiness for Usage of Biodegradable Plastic Bags

Authors

  • Rugayah Hashim Agricultural Biotechnology Research Group, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Melaka, Jasin, Melaka, Malaysia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4807-9024
  • Zaidi Mohd Aminuddin Faculty of Business & Management, UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Puncak Alam
  • Jamsari Abdullah Koperasi Desa Muara Kpg. Hujung Rintis Berhand & JMyko (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Lee Yong Hwan Green Bio, Cheomdang-wagi-ro, Buk-gu, Republic of Korea
  • Ahmad Zuhairi Zainuddin Faculty of Business & Management, UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Puncak Alam

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3211

Keywords:

Responsible waste disposal, biodegradable plastic bags, green economy, environmental democracy

Abstract

Concerns on irresponsible waste disposal have been on the agenda of many world governments, including Malaysia. The buildup of wastes in Malaysia has resulted in significant environmental problems and health issues. One alternative to rectify the problem is by using biodegradable plastic bags. Therefore, this paper aims at showcasing the public’s mindset on responsible garbage disposal and the readiness to use biodegradable plastics. The study employed a qualitative approach; hence, these are initial findings derived from the analyses of 118 respondents with a 77.1% returned rate. The implications of the findings will be discussed in the paper.

Keywords: Responsible waste disposal; biodegradable plastic usage; green economy; environmental democracy

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. 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/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3211

Author Biographies

Rugayah Hashim, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Group, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Melaka, Jasin, Melaka, Malaysia

Professor of Digital Government. Other areas of research interests include policy studies, social robotics and built environment.

Zaidi Mohd Aminuddin, Faculty of Business & Management, UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Puncak Alam

Zaidi Mohd Aminuddin is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Business and Management, UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Puncak Alam campus, Selangor, Malaysia

Jamsari Abdullah, Koperasi Desa Muara Kpg. Hujung Rintis Berhand & JMyko (M) Sdn Bhd

Mr. Jamsari Abdullah is the Chairman for Koperasi Desa Muara Kpg. Hujung Rintis Berhad, Kota Setia, Perak. He is also the Chief Operating Office (COO) at JMyKo (M) Sdn Bhd.

Lee Yong Hwan, Green Bio, Cheomdang-wagi-ro, Buk-gu, Republic of Korea

Mr. Lee is the Chief Executive Officer at Green Bio, Republic of Korea. 

Ahmad Zuhairi Zainuddin, Faculty of Business & Management, UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Puncak Alam

Mr. Ahmad Zuhairi Zainuddin is a lecturer at the Faculty of Business and Management. His research interests include socio-entrepreneurship and sustainable environment

Published

2022-03-31

How to Cite

Hashim, R., Mohd Aminuddin, Z., Abdullah, J., Yong Hwan, L., & Zainuddin, A. Z. (2022). Responsible Garbage Disposal Attitudes and Readiness for Usage of Biodegradable Plastic Bags. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(19), 309-314. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3211

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