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Municipal solid waste generation, composition, and resident awareness of recycling in Oman

Umar, Tariq

Abstract

Currently, the entire daily MSW generated in Oman which is roughly equal to more than 5,000 tons is disposed at more than 300 dumpsites which create a number of sustainability issues. This article attempts to know the composition of MSW in Oman. The article also aimed to know the public awareness on the segregation of MSW and their willingness to participate in waste recycling to develop recommendations to improve the MSW management. A mixed research method was adopted to achieve the aims and objectives. A total of 749 samples of MSW were collected and analyzed. The residents’ awareness of the waste segregation and their willingness to participate in the recycling activates was established through interviews. 69.45% of the waste is classified as organic, 15% as inorganic, and 16% as recyclable. The results show that 70% of the participants know how to segregates MSW. 90% of the respondents confirmed that they are willing to cooperate in the segregation of MSW. The finding of this research could be helpful to develop strategies to reduce and recycle the MSW in Oman.

Citation

Umar, T. (2022). Municipal solid waste generation, composition, and resident awareness of recycling in Oman. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 13(1), https://doi.org/10.4018/IJSESD.290317

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 8, 2021
Online Publication Date Oct 8, 2021
Publication Date Jan 1, 2022
Deposit Date Nov 25, 2021
Journal International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD)
Print ISSN 1947-8402
Publisher IGI Global
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 1
Article Number 17
DOI https://doi.org/10.4018/IJSESD.290317
Keywords Municipal Solid Waste, Waste Management & Disposal, Sustainability, Environment, Municipal & Public Service Engineering, Recycling
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/8175852
Publisher URL https://www.igi-global.com/article/municipal-solid-waste-generation-composition-and-resident-awareness-of-recycling-in-oman/290317

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