Enhanced Solid Waste Management By Understanding The Effects Of Gender, Income, Marital Status, And Religious Convictions On Attitudes And Practices Related To Street Littering In Nablus – Palestinian Territory

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Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Waste Management Volume 29, Issue 1, January 2009, Pages 449-455
Year of Publication: 
2009
Authors: 
Issam A. Al-Khatib
Institute of Environmental and Water Studies (IEWS), Birzeit University, Ramallah, Occupied Palestinian Territory
Hassan A. Arafat
Raeda Daoud
College of Graduate Studies, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Occupied Palestinian Territory
Hadeel Shwahneh
College of Graduate Studies, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Occupied Palestinian Territory
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

Litter is recognized as a form of street pollution and a key issue for solid waste managers. Nablus district (West Bank, Palestinian Territory), which has an established network of urban and rural roads, suffers from a wide-spread litter problem that is associated with these roads and is growing steadily with a well-felt negative impact on public health and the environment. The purpose of this research was to study the effects of four socio-economic characteristics (gender, income, marital status, and religious convictions) of district residents on their attitudes, practices, and behavior regarding street litter generation and to suggest possible remedial actions. All four characteristics were found to have strong correlations, not only with littering behavior and practices, but also with potential litter prevention strategies. In particular, the impact of religious convictions of the respondents on their littering habits and attitudes was very clear and interesting to observe.

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