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Hoteliers’ attitude towards solid waste source separation through mega festivals: A pilot study in Karbala

Abdulredha, MAA and Al Khaddar, RM and Jordan, D Hoteliers’ attitude towards solid waste source separation through mega festivals: A pilot study in Karbala. In: International Conference for Doctoral Research . (3rd Doctoral Research Conference, 13 May 2017 - 13 May 2017, The British University in Dubai). (Accepted)

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Abstract

Management of solid waste generated from religious gathering has been, until now, the topic of few studies. This is confusing as the religious festivals are significant Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generators and, in the same time, mismanagement of the generated MSW can cause grave threats to the environment. Source separation is an effective method to minimize the amount of the generated waste where the community plays a vital part about its success. This paper aims to identify hotels managers’ attitude and readiness to be part in a proposed MSW source separation plan during mega events in the city of Kerbala, Iraq. This is done using a pilot survey conducted with 29 hotel managers’ during one religious festival. Mixed method approach with the assistance of questionnaire was employed for collecting data about hoteliers waste management awareness and willingness to practise source separation. The result indicates that, although the majority of the hoteliers have low awareness about MSW management subjects, (65.5 %) were willing to practice MSW source separation. In addition, the hoteliers suggest that developing waste storage system by providing recycling bins will encourage pilgrims to practice source separation. Thus, Kerbala MSW management authority can use the result of this study to implement MSW source separation program during religious events.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G149 Travel. Voyages and travels (General) > G154.9 Travel and state. Tourism
Divisions: Civil Engineering
Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: BUID
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 10:13
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 10:13
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6528

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