HomeIAMURE International Journal of Ecology and Conservationvol. 26 no. 1 (2019)

Awareness and Practices of Residents on Ecological Solid Waste Management

Grace Meroflor A Lantajo | Jomark B Lanciano

 

Abstract:

Solid waste management is one of the big challenges in developing countries like the Philippines. This study was conducted to determine the level of awareness and practices of residents on ecological solid waste management. This study used descriptive-correlation design. The findings revealed that the level of awareness of residents on ecological solid waste management shows High with an overall mean of 3.75. The level of practices on solid waste management of the residents with all the indicators shows high with an overall mean of 3.57. It was recommended that local government units, particularly at the barangay level, should conduct more information, education campaign, trainings, seminar and they like focused on proper waste management and its benefits, consequences of climate change among others targeting the members of the lower socio-economic level of the community who may have limited access to information. And also strict implementation of national and local policies such as the city and barangay ordinances on solid waste management, especially among barangays with a lower level of implementation.