Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Selected Respondents in Electronic Waste (E-waste) in Naga City

Ronnel Joseph Competente

Abstract


This study assessed the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of selected respondents in electronic waste in Naga City. Specifically, it probed to the extent of awareness of respondents regarding e-waste, collection and disposal practices of their e-waste. Through a mixed method of descriptive and correlational design, the researcher sought to describe and correlate the awareness, collection and disposal practices of the selected respondents. The findings revealed that the respondents have low e-waste awareness. Further, the flow of e-waste shows that e-waste still ends up in the waste stream in all probability. Results further implied that respondents have no knowledge of handling e-waste. Since e-waste has not been part of the waste mainstream data for several years in Naga City, no proper disposal is recommended by the authorities. Massive seminars, training, fora, infomercials, and social media campaign may help to educate masses on the pressing e-waste problem in the city.


Keywords


e-waste; environmental management; waste disposal.

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