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IJESD 2016 Vol.7(9): 672-675 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2016.7.9.860

Attributes in Fostering Waste Segregation Behaviour

Tee Sin-Yee and Low Sheau-Ting

Abstract—This study focuses on attributes to foster waste segregation behaviour in organization. Recycle can reduce the amount of waste in sustainable way. Segregate the waste before recycling is important to avoid contamination of waste which could diminish the value of recycling. Segregate the waste before recycling can increase recycle rate as well. A preliminary study conducted in organizational setting indicates that waste segregation behaviour among the community in organisation was found not encouraging. Critical literature search over previous studies conducted in related discipline shows total of four attributes affecting the waste segregation behaviour among the community: accessibility to the recycling bins, waste segregation information, waste segregation incentive, and reminder to the users to segregate waste. The attributes identified from the literature review will provide a guidance in fostering the waste segregation behaviour in the community.

Index Terms—Recycle, waste segregation behavior.

Tee Sin-Yee was with the Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia (e-mail: sinyee1101@hotmail.com).
Low Sheau-Ting is with the Centre of Real Estate Studies, Institute for Smart Infrastructures and Innovative Construction, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia (email: sheauting@utm.my).


Cite: Tee Sin-Yee and Low Sheau-Ting, "Attributes in Fostering Waste Segregation Behaviour," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 7, no. 9, pp. 672-675, 2016.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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  • E-mail: ijesd@ejournal.net