Public awareness on solid waste management: A case study in Al-Nassyriah City, Iraq

Mahmood Jamal Abdul Hasan, Marlia Mohd Hanafiah, Murtadha Sarhan Satchet

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Abstract

Lack of awareness and mismanagement on solid waste are the main causes of present human health damage and ecosystem quality deterioration. This study was designed to assess the level of awareness and knowledge of local residents concerning solid waste management in Al-Nassyriah City of Iraq. Primary data were collected from local residents through questionnaire and interview. A total of 1,794 questionnaires were completed by the respondents that were randomly selected from 12 suburban areas located in Al-Nassyriah City. A descriptive cross-sectional analysis was performed among local communities and results were analyzed by using SPSS software. Results from the survey showed that 67% of respondents were dissatisfied with the current practice of solid waste management in their city. The results also showed that low-level of knowledge on relevant laws and regulations pertaining to solid waste was observed among respondents. Although half of the respondents were aware about the importance of managing solid waste, however, most of them failed to put their knowledge and awareness into practice. Therefore, extensive and continuous efforts by various stakeholders are urgently needed to enhance public awareness towards sustainable solid waste management in developing countries, particularly in Al-Nassyriah City, Iraq.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2018 Postgraduate Colloquium
EditorsNoor Hayati Ahmad Rasol, Kamarulzaman Ibrahim, Siti Aishah Hasbullah, Mohammad Hafizuddin Hj. Jumali, Nazlina Ibrahim, Marlia Mohd Hanafiah, Mohd Talib Latif
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735418431
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2019
Event2018 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium - Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 4 Apr 20186 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2111
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference2018 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium
CountryMalaysia
CitySelangor
Period4/4/186/4/18

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Iraq
waste management
solid wastes
solid waste
case studies
questionnaires
suburban areas
suburban area
ecosystems
deterioration
cross-sectional studies
stakeholders
laws and regulations
health
human health
public
city
developing countries
interviews
stakeholder

Keywords

  • Awareness level
  • Iraq
  • Solid waste management
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Plant Science
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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Hasan, M. J. A., Mohd Hanafiah, M., & Satchet, M. S. (2019). Public awareness on solid waste management: A case study in Al-Nassyriah City, Iraq. In N. H. A. Rasol, K. Ibrahim, S. A. Hasbullah, M. H. H. Jumali, N. Ibrahim, M. M. Hanafiah, & M. T. Latif (Eds.), 2018 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2018 Postgraduate Colloquium [060013] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2111). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5111275

Public awareness on solid waste management : A case study in Al-Nassyriah City, Iraq. / Hasan, Mahmood Jamal Abdul; Mohd Hanafiah, Marlia; Satchet, Murtadha Sarhan.

2018 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2018 Postgraduate Colloquium. ed. / Noor Hayati Ahmad Rasol; Kamarulzaman Ibrahim; Siti Aishah Hasbullah; Mohammad Hafizuddin Hj. Jumali; Nazlina Ibrahim; Marlia Mohd Hanafiah; Mohd Talib Latif. American Institute of Physics Inc., 2019. 060013 (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2111).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hasan, MJA, Mohd Hanafiah, M & Satchet, MS 2019, Public awareness on solid waste management: A case study in Al-Nassyriah City, Iraq. in NHA Rasol, K Ibrahim, SA Hasbullah, MHH Jumali, N Ibrahim, MM Hanafiah & MT Latif (eds), 2018 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2018 Postgraduate Colloquium., 060013, AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 2111, American Institute of Physics Inc., 2018 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium, Selangor, Malaysia, 4/4/18. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5111275
Hasan MJA, Mohd Hanafiah M, Satchet MS. Public awareness on solid waste management: A case study in Al-Nassyriah City, Iraq. In Rasol NHA, Ibrahim K, Hasbullah SA, Jumali MHH, Ibrahim N, Hanafiah MM, Latif MT, editors, 2018 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2018 Postgraduate Colloquium. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2019. 060013. (AIP Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5111275
Hasan, Mahmood Jamal Abdul ; Mohd Hanafiah, Marlia ; Satchet, Murtadha Sarhan. / Public awareness on solid waste management : A case study in Al-Nassyriah City, Iraq. 2018 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2018 Postgraduate Colloquium. editor / Noor Hayati Ahmad Rasol ; Kamarulzaman Ibrahim ; Siti Aishah Hasbullah ; Mohammad Hafizuddin Hj. Jumali ; Nazlina Ibrahim ; Marlia Mohd Hanafiah ; Mohd Talib Latif. American Institute of Physics Inc., 2019. (AIP Conference Proceedings).
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