Assessment of attitude and participation level among the households and local merchants toward single-use plastic waste management: A case study in Balikpapan Municipality, Indonesia

Arseto Yekti Bagastyo*, Anita Dwi Anggrainy, Mega Sally Maharani Wiguna Hidayat Liang

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Abstract

High generation of single-use plastic waste in Balikpapan Municipality initiates local government to launch regulations in plastic waste management. This study assesses household and local merchants' attitudes and participation levels regarding single-use plastic waste reduction. The study found that although most respondents have high knowledge and awareness, their attitudes show low participation in waste segregation and recycling. Conducting regular education/training in waste management and providing additional recycling facilities, rewards, and incentives were suggested. Furthermore, law regulations on plastic waste must be strictly enforced through penalties and disincentives to ensure the sustainability of plastic waste management.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100361
JournalCase Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023

Keywords

  • Attitude
  • Participation
  • Plastic waste management
  • Single-use plastic
  • Waste disposal cycle

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