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Recycling 2018, 3(2), 28; https://doi.org/10.3390/recycling3020028

Households’ Perception of Financial Incentives in Endorsing Sustainable Waste Recycling in Nigeria

Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Technology, University of Vaasa, P.O. Box 700, 65101 Vaasa, Finland
Received: 13 March 2018 / Revised: 2 May 2018 / Accepted: 31 May 2018 / Published: 13 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Waste Management Education and Promotion)
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Recycling is viewed as a central aspect in sustainability and mainly as pro-environmental consumer behavior. The purpose of this study is to examine the perception of households on financial incentives in endorsing sustainable recycling for municipal solid waste in Nigeria. The study was conducted in the Shomolu Local Government Area, Lagos State, Nigeria. The study also covers drivers for household willingness to recycle municipal solid waste on environmental risk, behavioral economics, resource value, economic benefit, convenience, knowledge, legislation, and belief. The result from the study asserts the hypothesis that financial incentives for recycling are vital for reducing and managing municipal solid waste sustainably. The most important driver for household willingness to recycle municipal solid waste is the detrimental environmental impacts. A moderate to positive relationship exists between households’ perception of financial incentives for recycling and drivers for household willingness to recycle municipal solid waste. The study recommends adopting the extended producer responsibility (EPR) model, reverse vending options, amongst other approaches, in an effort to promote recycling culture among citizens and residents in Nigeria. View Full-Text
Keywords: solid waste management; recycling; financial incentives; behavior change; Nigeria solid waste management; recycling; financial incentives; behavior change; Nigeria
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Abila, B. Households’ Perception of Financial Incentives in Endorsing Sustainable Waste Recycling in Nigeria. Recycling 2018, 3, 28.

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