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Factors influencing community participation in the management of household electronic waste in West Surabaya, Indonesia

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The objective of the study was to determine the factors that influence community participation in the management of electronic waste. A survey of community willingness to participate in the management of electronic waste was conducted using questionnaires. Survey locations covered western areas of the city of Surabaya, Indonesia, where 238 respondents were selected proportionally from high-, medium-, and low-income groups during 2014. The group was divided by land and building taxes, which represents the socio-economic conditions of the community. Processing and statistical data analysis were performed with structural equation modeling. Results showed that one factor influencing the willingness of communities to manage e-waste was behavior, while factors influencing the willingness of communities to pay more included behavior, attitudes, and knowledge. Strategies to increase community participation can be applied through education and community assistance, the provision of recycling facilities, and applied regulations about e-waste management and extended producer responsibility.

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This research was partially supported by the Department of Environmental Engineering, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Indonesia. The authors also would like to express their gratitude to the students involved on the research team.

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Correspondence to Ellina S. Pandebesie.

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Pandebesie, E.S., Indrihastuti, I., Wilujeng, S.A. et al. Factors influencing community participation in the management of household electronic waste in West Surabaya, Indonesia. Environ Sci Pollut Res 26, 27930–27939 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-05812-9

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Keywords

  • Community participation
  • Electronic waste
  • Recycling facilities
  • Willingness