To Recycle or Not to Recycle: Factors Affecting Recycling Intention among Residents in Semi-Dense Areas in Johor, Malaysia

Muhammad Majid, Mohamad Faizal Ramli, Basri Badyalina, Fatin Farazh Ya'acob, Ahmad Faiz Ghazali
2021 International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences  
This study explored the factors that influence recycling intentions among residents in semidense areas in Johor, Malaysia. Recycling is one of the strategies used to reduce the reliance on landfills, as further inaction will lead to landfills reaching maximum capacity. In this study, 299 respondents who live in semi-dense areas in Johor, Malaysia were surveyed, and the collected data was analyzed using SPSS. According to the results, attitude, perceived behavioral control (PBC), moral norm, and
more » ... consequences awareness were found to be significant toward recycling intentions. Conversely, subjective norms and perceived policy effectiveness were insignificant toward recycling intention. This result differs from previous studies that investigated recycling intentions. Even Though the results are not statistically significant, the government should continue to connect with the community actively, especially in small towns to explain the benefits of recycling to the community and environment by organizing awareness campaigns that promote recycling. These findings are expected to offer policymakers useful information to develop an effective recycling policy in Malaysia.
doi:10.6007/ijarbss/v11-i8/10560 fatcat:wvwvw473b5bjpnwmitjdcykklq