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Assessment of the Level of Awareness of E-Waste Management and Concern for the Environment amongst the Populace in Onitsha, Southeastern Nigeria

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DOI: 10.4236/jep.2014.52016    7,982 Downloads   10,662 Views Citations

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This study was carried out to ascertain the peoples’ level of awareness of the regulation, their mode of disposal of the e-wastes and their awareness of the dangers inherent in improper handling and disposal of wastes. Data for this study were collected through the distribution of 247 well-structured questionnaires. Likert Scale was adopted for the analysis of the respondents. The results revealed that awareness is critically low. Though the respondents have concern for their environment in various degrees, majority dispose their e-waste alongside municipal wastes without knowing the implications. Awareness strategy was designed for sensitization campaign.

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A. Okoye and C. Odoh, "Assessment of the Level of Awareness of E-Waste Management and Concern for the Environment amongst the Populace in Onitsha, Southeastern Nigeria," Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 5 No. 2, 2014, pp. 120-134. doi: 10.4236/jep.2014.52016.

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