Public Perception and Awareness: Urban Park Facilities towards Promoting Recycling Activity

Lukman Hakim Mahamod Ezatty Farhana Maskuriy Farah Ayuni Mohd Hatta Qurratu Aini Mat Ali Razanah Ramya Nur Hanie Mohd Latiff Wan Syibrah Hanisah Wan Sulaiman Rashidi Othman
Recycling is important in increasing the quality of the environment, especially in urban areas. Most Malaysian dispose of their waste in landfills rather than recycling. Recycling is crucial as it can decrease the amount of waste dumped in landfills. It can be seen that urban parks in Malaysia provide facilities for the public to put recyclable waste like glass, bottles, and paper. However, there are issues of littering the waste by the public in the park. It shows that the rate of recycling awareness among Malaysian citizens is still low and needs more encouragement to save the environment in the future. This research aims to evaluate the factors influencing community involvement in recycling to increase awareness of recycling waste in an urban park. Based on data collected by observation, site inventory and analysis, and questionnaire survey, most respondents are aware of the recycling campaign and their perception of the benefits of recycling activity to the environment and economy. The public is aware of the recycling campaign; however, the limitation of facilities and lack of encouragement from authorities make the campaign unsuccessful in Malaysia. Thus, several suggestions and recommendations are taken from respondents regarding increasing recycling awareness among Malaysians.
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ISSN(Online): 2768-105X

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