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The Influence of Public Awareness on Solid Waste Management, Case Study: Boondheere District in Mogadishu-Somalia

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 1)

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Page : 1493-1500

Keywords : Waste; Public awareness; Solid waste management;

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Public awareness is a marketing effort to build public recognition of a problem through media, messaging, and an organized set of communication tactics. The target a large number of people over a specific period of time to try and generate specific outcomes or achieve pre-determined goals. Waste is any discarded, rejected, abandoned, unwanted or surplus matter, whether or not intended for sale or for recycling, reprocessing, recovery or purification by a separate operation from that which produced the matter. Solid waste is the useless, unwanted and discarded material resulting from day to day activities in the community. Objectives: the aim of this study is to identify the knowledge level of the public awareness with waste management among Boondheere districts in Mogadishu-Somalia. Methodology: the study conducted in Boondheere districts, Mogadishu, Somalia and quantitative technique were used to find out information. The data performed by using questionnaire. Findings: The result of the study shows that the knowledge of the most respondents of the study were said agree on that they have some knowledge about solid waste with percentage of 65. Secondly, more respondents were underlined that the campaigning public awareness through multimedia will produce less solid waste with the percentage of 68. While, 74% of the respondents were said yes, for the question of ?Are you satisfied with the municipality of waste management?? with ECCO Company. In addition to that, 49% of the respondents were said the frequent of the formal waste collection per month is once time. Fourthly, the most composition of waste generated at Boondheere districts were plastics with the percentage of 31. Furthermore, that 43% of the respondents were used as container to collect wastes cartoons and 34% for sacks. Finally, based on these findings and summery of discussion, the study concludes that the most population in Boondheere district has awareness with the waste management. But they are careless with throwing waste into the environment. Conclusion: This research study aimed to identify knowledge level of the public awareness with waste management among Boondheere districts in Mogadishu-Somalia. To categorize solid waste materials where its materials threat human health or environments, municipal waste and other non-hazardous waste. To assess the processes of handling, storage, transportation and disposal methods to be adopted. The researchers collected the primary data from the Boondheere district.

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