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Green Attitude Awareness Towards Performance of Quality Solid Waste Collection Services

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The aim of the research is to provide an overview of green attitudes elements of local people towards Municipal Solid Waste Collection (MSWC) performance in the city of Manjung and Kerian Town Area in Perak, Malaysia. The main current challenges were discussed with focus on MSWC performance and public awareness on green attitude. The secondary data for this study were gathered from literature studies and in-depth interviews with stakeholders for MSWC in Manjung and Kerian Town Area. This paper investigates the relationship between level of MSWC performance and the awareness on green attitudes from the perspective of local people knowledge among 630 respondents. The results show that the MSWC performance is facing many challenges and there is a lack of awareness among respondents regarding to green attitudes. Besides that, the result shows that there are significant relationship between MSWC performance and the awareness on green attitude among respondents. It is quite clear that green attitude awareness can contribute to the high quality of solid waste collection performance. All parties must be involved in green activities in order to protect our environment. Meanwhile, local municipal need pay more attention on solid waste collection to increase environment protection.
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Keywords: Local Knowledge; Local Municipal; Solid Waste Management

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: School of Social Science and Economic Development, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21300 Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia 2: Faculty of Social Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia 3: Ethnography and Development Research Unit, Faculty of Humanities, Art and Heritage, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Publication date: November 1, 2017

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