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Resident's concerns and attitudes towards Solid Waste Management facilities

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Title: Resident's concerns and attitudes towards Solid Waste Management facilities
Authors: Rahardyan, B. Browse this author
Matsuto, T. Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Kakuta, Y. Browse this author
Tanaka, N. Browse this author
Keywords: Solid waste management (SWM)
SWM facility
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal Title: Waste Management
Volume: 24
Issue: 5
Start Page: 437
End Page: 451
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2003.11.011
PMID: 15120428
Abstract: Because of limited space, the siting and construction of a new SWM facility is a big challenge in Japan. An SWM facility should be socially accepted as well as environmentally and economically sound. This study aimed to investigate people’s concerns about SWM facilities and their attitudes towards such facilities. A questionnaire was designed based on literature reviews and was sent to residents in three municipalities with different backgrounds. The questions covered concerns on the impact of an SWM facility, management aspects, unfairness of facility siting, and attitudes to facility construction. Of the many concerns, “pollution and health effect” had the highest rating, followed by “reliability”, “damage to nature” and “cost”. The rating was different between municipalities, reflecting their geographic and social backgrounds. Using factor analysis, correlations among concerns were analyzed, and five principal components were extracted, namely “pollution”, “nuisance”, “facility management”, “planning of facility”, and “merit/demerit”. Although obvious correlations were not found between individual items of concern and attitudes to construction of a facility, the discriminant analysis indicated dominant concerns of attitudes, but the disagreement between actual impact and citizens were found. As for attributes, the “opposed” attitude decreased for residents who had visited an SWM facility, even if they had only seen it from outside.
Type: article (author version)
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