Analyzing the intention of the households to drop off mobile phones to the collection boxes: empirical study in Malaysia

Rafia Afroz, Mohammad Muhibbullah, Puteri Farhana, Mohammad Niaz Morshed
2020 Ecofeminism and Climate Change  
Purpose To achieve proper waste management, the disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) is one suitable method. Most developing countries, including Malaysia, are facing lack of e-waste recycling facilities and low household participation. Using a survey method using a questionnaire, this study aims to examine the intention of Malaysian households to drop-off their mobile phones to the nearest collection boxes (n = 600). Design/methodology/approach This study expanded the theory of planned
more » ... or by adding environmental awareness and knowledge. In addition, the cost of disposal and the convenience of the available disposal infrastructure were measured as two parts of the perceived behavioral control. Findings The results of this study show that environmental knowledge and awareness have a significant impact on attitudes toward recycling intention of the households. In addition, it was also found that the attitude and cost of disposal infrastructure is positively related to household intention. Originality/value These results show that if e-waste collection boxes are provided to the nearest community and e-waste management information is distributed, this will increase household participation in e-waste management.
doi:10.1108/efcc-03-2020-0004 fatcat:3voq7f4vinb6nfwglpl4hyhg5u