Factors Influencing Household’s Solid Waste Classification Management The case of Hangzhou

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Keneth Ibrahim Sanga
Dong Ying
Lu Huan


Households’ contribution in solid waste classification and recycling of municipal household solid waste is one of the essential factors influencing municipal solid waste management. We identify and investigate the factors influencing solid waste management classification as well as mechanism used by households to dispose waste in their communities. Based on the survey data of households in Hangzhou China in three different communities, factors that affect household disposal and their degree of influence have been analyzed, followed by discussion on decision-making mechanisms. The results show that household behavioral selection has been linked to several key factors which are Environmental attitude, knowledge and education, classification facilities and services, and policies. The research has also determined to reveal the response of the people to solid waste classification, and the combined effect of the factors is almost twice that of the former. In addition, environmentally friendly facilities and programs are most successful in encouraging the involvement of household in identification and recycling. Finally, the research put forward applicable policy suggestions for the comprehensive management of municipal Household Solid Waste classification and recycling.


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Sanga, K. I., Ying, D. ., & Huan, L. . (2020). Factors Influencing Household’s Solid Waste Classification Management: The case of Hangzhou. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 8(5), 498-506. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol8.iss5.2368


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