Assessment of factors attracting waste recycler behaviors By Rasch model

Kian Ghee Tiew, Noor Ezlin Ahmad Basri, Shahrom Md Zain, Kohei Watanabe, Wan Nur Ashiqin Wan Mohamad

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A sustainable municipal waste recycling program is important to successfully increase the recycling rate in Malaysia. This paper examines the factors attracting recyclers at Surau Al-Husna community recycling centre. Data were analysed using Wintsteps and Predictive Analytics SoftWare (PASW). Findings indicated that five main factors attracting Surau Al-Husna community in recycling activities, which are environment impacts, charity purpose, easy access of recycling facilities, role of religion, and willingness and environmental awareness to practice recycling. The study has also shown potential of Surau Al- Husna as the example for other religious place to adopt recycling practices in their worship place, especially the Muslim population in Malaysia, which comprises 70% of the total population. In conclusion, Surau Al-Husna could be a role model for recycling practice in Malaysia due to their low cost operation and charity fund-raising for sustainable recycling programs. Hence, charitable ways in recycling practices could be one of the trends in recycling activities and will be an essential way to boost up the recycling rate in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-70
Number of pages8
JournalJurnal Teknologi
Volume72
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Community recycler behavior
  • Convenience
  • PASW
  • Rasch model
  • Social norms

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  • Engineering(all)

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Assessment of factors attracting waste recycler behaviors By Rasch model. / Tiew, Kian Ghee; Ahmad Basri, Noor Ezlin; Md Zain, Shahrom; Watanabe, Kohei; Mohamad, Wan Nur Ashiqin Wan.

In: Jurnal Teknologi, Vol. 72, No. 1, 2015, p. 63-70.

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Tiew, Kian Ghee ; Ahmad Basri, Noor Ezlin ; Md Zain, Shahrom ; Watanabe, Kohei ; Mohamad, Wan Nur Ashiqin Wan. / Assessment of factors attracting waste recycler behaviors By Rasch model. In: Jurnal Teknologi. 2015 ; Vol. 72, No. 1. pp. 63-70.
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