Factors affecting waste generation: a study in a waste management program in Dhaka City, Bangladesh.
Summary of "Factors affecting waste generation: a study in a waste management program in Dhaka City, Bangladesh."
Information on waste generation, socioeconomic characteristics, and willingness of the households to separate waste was obtained from interviews with 402 respondents in Dhaka city. Ordinary least square regression was used to determine the dominant factors that might influence the waste generation of the households. The results showed that the waste generation of the households in Dhaka city was significantly affected by household size, income, concern about the environment, and willingness to separate the waste. These factors are necessary to effectively improve waste management, growth and performance, as well as to reduce the environmental degradation of the household waste.
Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management Science, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak, Malaysia, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Name: Environmental monitoring and assessment
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21046234
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-010-1753-4
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Medical Waste Disposal
Management, removal, and elimination of biologic, infectious, pathologic, and dental waste. The concept includes blood, mucus, tissue removed at surgery or autopsy, soiled surgical dressings, and other materials requiring special control and handling. Disposal may take place where the waste is generated or elsewhere.
Waste products which, upon release into the atmosphere, water or soil, cause health risks to humans or animals through skin contact, inhalation or ingestion. Hazardous waste sites which contain hazardous waste substances go here.
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Any waste product generated by a dental office, surgery, clinic, or laboratory including amalgams, saliva, and rinse water.
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