Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2020, Page: 53-58
Analysis on the Characteristics and Driving Factors of College Students' Waste Classification Behaviors
Yifu Yuan, State Forestry and Grassland Administration Key Laboratory of Silviculture in Downstream Areas of the Yellow River, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, China
An Mao, State Forestry and Grassland Administration Key Laboratory of Silviculture in Downstream Areas of the Yellow River, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, China
Yujie Luo, Tourism School, Shandong Women's University, Jinan, China
Received: Jun. 4, 2020;       Accepted: Jun. 15, 2020;       Published: Jun. 20, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20200902.15      View  28      Downloads  63
With the development of economy and society, the consumption and demand of human resources are increasing rapidly. However, due to the unreasonable use of resources, serious environmental problems and resource wastes are caused. In people's daily lives, the amount of domestic waste is increasing gradually. How to recycle and utilize the domestic wastes reasonably has become the key means to solve the environmental problems and relieve the problem of resources shortage. Waste classification is a means of classifying and treating wastes according to their nature and potential values. In recent years, China is gradually promoting the classification of domestic wastes in cities, and has achieved preliminary results. The recognition and awareness of residents on waste classification, as well as the behavior of waste classification in daily lives could affect the waste classification. In this study, the students in Tai'an universities were taken as the research objects, and the understanding of environmental problems, waste classification awareness, and daily waste classification behaviors of college students were taken as the research contents. Through the questionnaire, the awareness and behaviors of waste classification of college students were investigated. The results showed that college students in Tai'an have a high recognition of waste classification, a good grasp of the basic knowledge of waste classification, and a good practice of waste classification in daily lives. In the process of promoting waste classification, in addition to increasing the popularization of waste classification knowledge and awareness, colleges and universities should also pay attention to the establishment and improvement of waste classification infrastructure, and develop a variety of incentive means to improve the awareness and behaviors of college students who are participating in waste classification.
Waste Classification, College Students, Awareness, Behavior
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Yifu Yuan, An Mao, Yujie Luo, Analysis on the Characteristics and Driving Factors of College Students' Waste Classification Behaviors, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Vol. 9, No. 2, 2020, pp. 53-58. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20200902.15
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