A Study on Awareness about Waste Segregation and Waste Recycling among the Post Graduate Students of University Hostels in Manasagangotri Campus

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Due to various reasons urban areas are facing many challenges. Unhealthy disposal of solid waste is one of the important problems in many societies, and waste recycling is considered as a solution for managing solid wastes. Waste Management is great challenge to the environmental sustainability, it not only shows the challenge but also it shows the social handicap. In India various Laws, regulations and guidelines are existing related to Solid Waste Management, such as:  MSW (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000.  Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011  Toolkit for Solid Waste Management-Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, 2012 Despite of these rules, regulation and guidelines waste management is still a…show more content…
Result shows knowledge and attitude towards solid waste recycling is good and positive. Nishio et al (2005) examined the antecedents of recycling and reducing household waste based on an integrated waste reduction model. The model was tested using Japanese household recycling and reducing waste data. The results shows that attitude toward waste reduction behavior has effect on both recycling and reducing waste behavior. And attitude toward waste reduction is determined by involvement, perceived cost and benefit, accessibility of a recycling program, and subjective norm. Hernandez O et al (1999) conducted a pilot study on recycling programme in Quito and the factors associated with residents’ participation in separating their wastes. Result shows Focus group discussions, in-depth interviews and a household survey identified the steps that would have to be taken to increase and sustain Residents’ separation of wastes. Better integration between recycling programmes and existing informal waste collection system, and the importance of involving programme beneficiaries in the design of local development interventions will enhance the people participation in waste segregation. Vega et al (2010) conducted a study experience of a paper and cardboard separation program at the Ensenada Campus of the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC). Finding of the study is based on the evaluation of the program and on the

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