Waste Management through Waste Segregation: Survey Analysis of a North Delhi Locality

Keywords: Waste management, waste segregation, solid waste, environment


Waste generation and its management is a critical crosscutting concern given its impact on health, climate change, poverty reduction, food and resource security, sustainable production and consumption, environment and the concomitant economic costs associated with it. This comprehensive study using data from 708 households of a North Delhi locality examines factors that influence household behaviours related to waste segregation through a multifaceted analysis employing crosstabulation analysis and logistic regression analysis. The research explores factors influencing awareness and adoption of waste segregation practices, providing nuanced insights for effective policy formulation. Key findings highlight the intricate relationships among demographic characteristics, education, awareness, and economic factors in shaping household waste management practices. The analysis of determinants reveals the impact of household size, education levels, and the presence of senior citizens and working members on awareness about waste segregation. Additionally, infrastructure elements, such as the availability of coloured dustbins and waste disposal methods, significantly influence awareness. Waste segregation adoption patterns exhibit diverse influences, with larger households and higher self-reported awareness positively affecting practices. Policy implications derived from the analysis emphasise targeted educational programmes, income-related strategies, and tailored outreach for specific demographic groups. In conclusion, the study underscores the need for a comprehensive, multifaceted approach that considers demographic, educational, and economic factors in waste management policies. The findings contribute to fostering a culture of responsible waste management, offering practical insights for policymakers and communities striving towards environmental sustainability.


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How to Cite
Kaur, P., Kaur, H., & Aggarwal, A. (2023). Waste Management through Waste Segregation: Survey Analysis of a North Delhi Locality. Journal of Business Management and Information Systems, 10(2), 31-42. https://doi.org/10.48001/jbmis.2023.1002006