HomeInterdisciplinary Research Journalvol. 10 no. 1 (2019)

Environmental Awareness and Education: A Key Approach to Solid Waste Management

Maria Lourdes C. Aguirre



Knowledge and awareness about solid waste management should be an integral part of the educational mission of any institution. The study determined the environmental awareness and knowledge of solid waste management (EA and SWM) among college students, their littering attitudes and practices (LAP), and the relationship between awareness of solid waste management and littering attitudes and practices at the University of Perpetual Help System-DALTA Las Piñas Campus. The study followed the descriptive method of research and made use of a survey questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and Chi-Square Test were utilized in the treatment of data gathered from the study. The results revealed that there is a significant relationship between awareness of SWM and LAP. The study concludes that despite the high status of awareness expressed by the students concerning SWM, it is not consistent with their littering attitudes and practices. Thus, it is recommended that an environmental education program on solid waste management be done in the university to initiate conservation actions as well as programs that will involve the whole school community in environmental stewardship.