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Analyzing the intention of the households to drop off mobile phones to the collection boxes: empirical study in Malaysia

Rafia, Afroz and Muhibbullah, Muhammad and Fauzi, Puteri Farhana and Mohammad Niaz, Morshed (2020) Analyzing the intention of the households to drop off mobile phones to the collection boxes: empirical study in Malaysia. Ecofeminism and Climate Change. pp. 1-18. ISSN 2633-4062

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Purpose – To achieve proper waste management, the disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) is one suitable method. Most developing countries, including Malaysia, are facing lack of e-waste recycling facilities and low household participation. Using a survey method using a questionnaire, this study aims to examine the intention of Malaysian households to drop-off their mobile phones to the nearest collection boxes (n = 600). Design/methodology/approach – This study expanded the theory of planned behavior by adding environmental awareness and knowledge. In addition, the cost of disposal and the convenience of the available disposal infrastructure weremeasured as two parts of the perceived behavioral control. Findings – The results of this study show that environmental knowledge and awareness have a significant impact on attitudes toward recycling intention of the households. In addition, it was also found that the attitude and cost of disposal infrastructure is positively related to household intention. Originality/value – These results show that if e-waste collection boxes are provided to the nearest community and e-waste management information is distributed, this will increase household participation in e-waste management.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5965/80617
Uncontrolled Keywords: Theory of planned behavior (TPB), Structural equation modeling (SEM), Mobile phone, E-waste recycling
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD169 Environmental protection
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Rafia Afroz
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2020 12:54
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2020 12:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/80617

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