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Public environmental awareness and performance in Kuala Lumpur City, Malaysia — a case study on household electrical and electronic equipment

Rafia, Afroz and Masud, Muhammad Mehedi and Akhtar, Rulia and Duasa, Jarita (2012) Public environmental awareness and performance in Kuala Lumpur City, Malaysia — a case study on household electrical and electronic equipment. Environment and Urbanization ASIA, 3 (2). pp. 385-396. ISSN 0976-3546 (O), 0975-4253 (P)

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to estimate the perception, knowledge and attitude of the respondents towards electrical and electronic equipment waste (e-waste) management. It also tried to identify current e-waste management practiced by households in Kuala Lumpur. In order to ensure a higher response rate, face-to-face survey was employed. In this study, it has been found that 69 per cent of the respondents were satisfied with Kuala Lumpur’s environmental quality, while 31 per cent were not satisfied. More than one third of the respondents informed that they send their electric and electronic equipment (EEE) to charity or transfer the EEE to relatives if they cannot repair them. Only a small fraction of the used EEE finds its way to recycling facilities and manufacturer as there is no efficient take back scheme for consumers. It has been also found in this study that more than 81 per cent of the respondents are unenthusiastic to pay for the recycling of their e-waste. It is interesting to find that much of the EEE was updated within two thirds of their designed lifetime.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5965/30013
Uncontrolled Keywords: Perception and attitudes, electronic waste, environmental quality, recycling, Kuala Lumpur
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > HC79 Special topics. Including air pollution, consumer demands,famines, flow of fund etc
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr Rafia Afroz
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2013 09:53
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2014 19:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30013

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