ATTITUDE OF URBAN DWELLERS TO WASTE DISPOSAL AND MANAGEMENT IN CALABAR, NIGERIA.
The problems of waste generation and management has become a serious issue ofconcern to many scholars in environmental studies. This paper critically examine theattitude of urban dwellers to waste disposal and management. One hundred and fiftycopies of questionnaire were administered to residents in the area. Information suchas the various classes of waste, frequency of waste disposal and methods of wasteevacuation were obtained from the questionnaire. Finding revealed that family sizehas a great influence on waste disposal and generation which was evidence in thehypothesis with a calculated value of 7.32 greater than the critical value of 2.43 at0.05 level of significance. Besides, environmental enlightenment has changed people’sattitude towards waste generation and management in the area. This was affirmed inthe calculated f-value of 3.18 greater than critical t-value of 1.97 at 0.05 level ofsignificance. However, this result indicate that effective environmental enlightenmentwould help avert the attitude of urban dwellers to waste disposal and management inthe area.
How to Cite
Afangideh, A. I. (2012). ATTITUDE OF URBAN DWELLERS TO WASTE DISPOSAL AND MANAGEMENT IN CALABAR, NIGERIA. European Journal of Sustainable Development, 1(1), 22 - 34. https://doi.org/10.14207/ejsd.2012.v1n1p22 - 34