Impact on knowledge and behaviour of the general population of two different methods of solid waste management: An explorative cross-sectional study

Angela Del Cimmuto, Alice Mannocci, Domenico Ribatti, Antonio Boccia, Giuseppe La Torre

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Abstract

The objectives of the present study were to evaluate knowledge among general population about the risks factors of waste management, to estimate the feeling of anxiety concerning the waste, and to compare knowledge of two different methods for collecting municipal solid waste (MSW): a street separate collection system and a door-to-door separate collection system. A cross-sectional study was performed, administering an anonymous questionnaire to 180 inhabitants in Aprilia, Latium, Italy. The study sample consisted of 183 citizens: 64 in the intervention group and 119 in the control group. The intervention was represented by a campaign of door-to-door collection. The correct implementation of separate collection of waste was 87.5% in the intervention group and 63% in the control group (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)556-561
Number of pages6
JournalWaste Management and Research
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Behaviour
  • door-to-door
  • kerbside collection system
  • knowledge
  • management
  • participation
  • recycling
  • urban waste

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Pollution

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