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Public perception and awareness: urban park facilities towards promoting recycling activity

Mahamod, Lukman Hakim and Maskuriy, Ezatty Farhana and Mohd Hatta, Farah Ayuni and Mat Ali, Qurratu Aini and Ramya, Razanah and Mohd Latiff, Nur Hanie and Wan Sulaiman, Wan Syibrah Hanisah and Othman, Rashidi (2022) Public perception and awareness: urban park facilities towards promoting recycling activity. International Social Science and Humanities Studies, 2 (3). pp. 3-10. E-ISSN 2768-105X

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Recycling is important in increasing the quality of the environment, especially in urban areas. Most Malaysian dispose of their waste in landfills rather than recycling. Recycling is crucial as it can decrease the amount of waste dumped in landfills. It can be seen that urban parks in Malaysia provide facilities for the public to put recyclable waste like glass, bottles, and paper. However, there are issues of littering the waste by the public in the park. It shows that the rate of recycling awareness among Malaysian citizens is still low and needs more encouragement to save the environment in the future. This research aims to evaluate the factors influencing community involvement in recycling to increase awareness of recycling waste in an urban park. Based on data collected by observation, site inventory and analysis, and questionnaire survey, most respondents are aware of the recycling campaign and their perception of the benefits of recycling activity to the environment and economy. The public is aware of the recycling campaign; however, the limitation of facilities and lack of encouragement from authorities make the campaign unsuccessful in Malaysia. Thus, several suggestions and recommendations are taken from respondents regarding increasing recycling awareness among Malaysians.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: recycling, landscape design, waste, environment, urban park, landscape facilities
Subjects: BPH Islamic Economics > BPH830.3 Social systems. Urban groups. Cities and towns. Sustainable urban development
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE196 Sustainable living
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT241 Urban ecology. Sustainable urban development
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2022 10:35
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2022 10:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/98626

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