Socio-cultural Aspect of Household Waste Management and Its Effects on Public Health

Authors

  • Ram Prasad Adhikari Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda
  • Bhashkar Chandra Adhikari Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda
  • Rojina Karki Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda
  • Dev Kumar Ghising Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda
  • Dipesh Basnet Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda
  • Shrisha Sapkota Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda
  • Kiran Lama Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda
  • Sabita Dahal Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/irjmmc.v4i3.58966

Keywords:

Feast and festival, Household solid waste, Public health, Socio-cultural aspect, Solid waste management

Abstract

The main goal of this study is to analyze the knowledge and practices of solid waste management and its effects on public health. Hypotheses of the study were- There was no significant association between Religious and cultural practices and the causes of waste production, between knowledge of solid waste and methods of solid waste management, between place of residence and methods of cleanliness, between place of residence and solid waste management, between solid waste management and its effect on public health. Analytical research design was applied and the lottery method was administered to select the area and required number of respondents. Equal number of respondents (50 of each) from 3 selected local governments (Hetauda sub-metropolitan, Thaha Municipality and Gadhi rural Municipality), out of 10 local governments, were taken and administered interview schedule to collect the data. The data has been collected in 2023. People had knowledge of solid waste categories but they managed the waste in unscientific way. Seventy-two percent of respondents threw the solid waste everywhere. So, the knowledge did not play the vital role to manage solid wastes. There was no significant association between knowledge of solid waste categories and the method of solid waste management (p>0.916). The consumerism culture and the celebration of various festivals had higher contribution to produce solid wastes. Incineration was the most favorable method of solid waste management in both rural and urban areas which had resulted the spread of various diseases. The people themselves should be aware and responsible to protect their own health by their own effort.

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Author Biographies

Ram Prasad Adhikari, Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda

Associate Proffessor

Bhashkar Chandra Adhikari, Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda

Lecturer of Rural Development

Rojina Karki, Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda

Studen of B.Ed. 3rd Year

Dev Kumar Ghising, Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda

Student of B.Ed. 3rd Year

Dipesh Basnet, Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda

Student of B.Ed. 3rd Year

Shrisha Sapkota, Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda

Student of B.Ed. 3rd Year

Kiran Lama, Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda

Student of B.Ed. 3rd Year

Sabita Dahal, Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda

Student of B.Ed. 3rd Year

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Published

2023-10-03

How to Cite

Adhikari, R. P., Adhikari, B. C., Karki, R., Ghising, D. K., Basnet, D., Sapkota, S., Lama, K., & Dahal, S. (2023). Socio-cultural Aspect of Household Waste Management and Its Effects on Public Health . International Research Journal of MMC, 4(3), 86–97. https://doi.org/10.3126/irjmmc.v4i3.58966

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