Volume : 3, Issue : 3, AUG 2019

ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDES AND DISCOURSES OF COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

Vineeshiya M.N, Mahees M.T.M

Abstract

This study examines the significance of environmental attitude and discourse of people in raising community participation towards SWM. Adopting a mix method, questionnaire survey consisting of 200 households and business communities, In-depth interviews and stake holder's analysis were employed in an urban community Sri Lanka. Ecological problems cannot be clearly understood without resolutely dealing with problems within society. In the more concrete sense, it should be understood in terms of economic, ethnic, cultural, and gender conflicts, among many others. In a way, Waste generation and management are perfectly socially and culturally determined. Socio-cultural and political factors are crucial in environmental behavior because, Attitudes toward SW handling are varying among demographic dissimilarities. The environmental attitude and actions are either socialized through social institutions or socially constructed as discourses within the individual personalities.

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Community participation, Solid waste management, Environmental Attitudes, Environmental discourses, Gender and Attitudes

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