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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2018  |  Volume: 13  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 282 - 285

Public Perception of Dangerous Household Hazardous Waste Management: Pilot Study in Colombia

Castillo-Ramirez Margarita, Avila-Pereira Yoleimy, Parody-Munoz Alexander, Pacheco-Bustos Carlos, Gallego-Cartagena Euler, Amelec Viloria and Martinez-Burgos Walter    

Abstract: In this research, an analysis of the hazardous waste management residential (RPD) in the city of Barranquilla Colombia due to the lack of reports and research related to this subject, developed a questionnaire with 13 questions was developed which a once validated, it applied to a sample of 384 people differentiated by socioeconomic status whose results were evaluated statistically using Statgrahics Centurion 16. From this analysis, it was found that in the residential sector, 40% of the population does not understand the difference between an organic residue and a hazardous waste (RESPEL) and 84% of the population believes that in the city, not proper management of hazardous household waste (RPD) is performed, demonstrating the importance of strengthening the mechanisms of action on the management of this waste in Barranquilla.

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