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Sustainability 2010, 2(5), 1297-1326; doi:10.3390/su2051297
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Domestic Separation and Collection of Municipal Solid Waste: Opinion and Awareness of Citizens and Workers

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Received: 24 March 2010; in revised form: 13 April 2010 / Accepted: 4 May 2010 / Published: 11 May 2010
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Abstract: The state of the art on Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management is based on the domestic separation of materials produced. After domestic separation, the resident has to transfer the separated materials to the MSW manager through the hands of collection workers. It is exactly at this stage that an end-use product changes its status and property becomes waste. This paper analyzes and compares the opinions and awareness of citizens and kerbside collection workers on this subject by means of two structured questionnaires in the city of Mercato San Severino (about 22,000 people), in Southern Italy.
Keywords: awareness; resident; MSW; opinion; questionnaire; separate collection; worker awareness; resident; MSW; opinion; questionnaire; separate collection; worker
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De Feo, G.; De Gisi, S. Domestic Separation and Collection of Municipal Solid Waste: Opinion and Awareness of Citizens and Workers. Sustainability 2010, 2, 1297-1326.

AMA Style

De Feo G, De Gisi S. Domestic Separation and Collection of Municipal Solid Waste: Opinion and Awareness of Citizens and Workers. Sustainability. 2010; 2(5):1297-1326.

Chicago/Turabian Style

De Feo, Giovanni; De Gisi, Sabino. 2010. "Domestic Separation and Collection of Municipal Solid Waste: Opinion and Awareness of Citizens and Workers." Sustainability 2, no. 5: 1297-1326.


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