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Journal: International Journal of Management (IJM) (Vol.11, No. 10)

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Page : 1135-1146

Keywords : Environmental education; Municipal solid waste management;

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Environmental education is a tool used for behavioral changes, this research aims its objectives to create an environmental system in the management of municipal solid waste that focuses on the effectiveness of the environmental education process for knowledge transfer on the “solid waste separation and organic waste composting by the concrete box technology” through non-formal education and monitor the behavioral changes. The research target group was acquired by the process of volunteer sampling from the solid waste management interested groups that consisted of community leaders, committees and representative from Ubon Ratchathani and Trang provinces in Thailand. The environmental education program consisted of a guideline for managing municipal waste, media documentaries, lecturer, on-site activity, group works and the presentation of their works. The equipment used in this research is a knowledge management plan that includes examination forms of pre and post-test and the training evaluation form. In statically analyzing the data the average, standard deviation, efficiency index (EI) and t-test for dependent samples. The results of the environmental education process on community waste was shown through the pre and post-test that was used before and after the training. The average test scores were that after the training program was 13.20, representing 88.00%, which is higher than the set criteria of 80 percent. In Comparing the before and after training results, there are a significant difference at a significance level at 0.05. The effectiveness of the environmental education process in the community waste was monitor every month for 3 months, the results found that there was a behavioral change as seen that 65.62% of the households within the community managed to separate their waste. The process of up cycling the waste materials, was seen that 1-2 times a week as these waste categories were divided into 53.33% organic wastes as they were used to grow flowers and vegetables, 43.33% practice on a daily basis, For that hazardous waste, the process was through dumping into the government facility as this was performed 1 time per month and accounted for 86.67% and dissemination of knowledge was given to the families and people in the community as they practice 3-5 days a week accounting for 43.33% of all participants thought that waste separation before disposal is a good thing for the community 100.00%

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