Households Inclination in Waste Separation Program


  • Azilah M. Akil
  • Foziah J.
  • C.S Ho



This paper examines the effect of socio-economic factors on recycling practices among households in Malaysia. Questionnaires were administered to 600 households in the newly emerging conurbation of Iskandar Malaysia Region. The results indicate that socio-economic variables have a significant effect on recycling activities. The results suggest that older people are more inclined to separate the households waste.  The younger generation cited lack of time as the main reason for not recycling.  The paper recommends several options to suit different households need to improve waste separation program. These include providing adequate infrastructures and raising environmental knowledge and values.

Keywords: household; waste separation; recycling behaviour;  Iskandar Malaysia

2398-4279 © 2017 The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Malaysia.


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