A NOTE ON THE INFLUENCE OF HOUSEHOLD BEHAVIOR ON THE GENERATION OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE IN JOHOR BAHRU TENGAH

Mohd.Badruddin Mohd.Yusof Mohd.Badruddin Mohd.Yusof, Mohd. Razman Salim, Fadil Othman

Abstract


This note presents results of a study involving 885 residents in Johor Bahru area. The average solid waste generated per household was 1.93 kg per day. Several behavioral factors were found to be influencing the amounts of solid wastes generation. Based on multiple regression analysis, the significant explanatory variables are lifestyle and eating habit, housing characteristics such as length of stay in a particular home, marital status, and the family size. The R 2 is 0.4. Surprisingly, income level has no significant effect on the solid waste generation in the study area.

Keywords


Municipal Solid Waste; Human Behavior; Lifestyle; Multiple Regression Analysis.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11113/mjce.v18n1.178

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