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Research Journal of Applied Sciences
Year: 2013  |  Volume: 8  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 59 - 64

The Role of University in E-Waste Recycling: Case of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

John Babington Chibunna, Chamhuri Siwar, Ahmad Fariz Mohamed and Rawshan Ara Begum    

Abstract: A total of 500 questionnaires were sent to 10 selected faculties and institutes to 300 staffs and 200 students within the university community. The survey response indicates relatively low level of WEEE recycling participation among the surveyed staffs and students at 35 and 19%, respectively. Although, the recycling practice is low, the study indicates that 85% of the staffs and 80% of students surveyed within the university community found it necessary for WEEE to be properly collected and recycled. Majority of them show good repair attitude at 55% for staffs and 53% for students but with poor disposal practices. However, the study reveals the need for increasing awareness of WEEE recycling, not only in the university but also at municipal levels. The study recommends that various offices, university hostels, departments, faculties, institutes and research centers should establish better WEEE recycling and disposal practices to reduce the impact on the ecosystem.

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