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|Title||The Possibility of Application The Source Separation of Household Solid Waste in Gaza Strip|
|Title in Arabic||The Possibility of Application The Source Separation of Household Solid Waste in Gaza Strip|
Solid waste in Gaza Strip is described by bad practices with absence of legislation and inspection mechanisms are represent a looming danger to the public health and the environment, and particularly to the ground water resources, which are already poor. Moreover, present landfills in the Gaza Strip are overloaded. The household solid waste represent 54.6 % from total solid waste produced in Gaza Strip from the following sector:( household, commercial, agricultural, market).This study examines possibility to applying source separation of household waste which considered the technical heart of a sustainable solid waste management option. Implementation of residents to source separation of household waste at Gaza Strip will lead to prolonging the life of Gaza Strip landfills by diverting waste to reuse, recycling and composting. The study was conducted through semi-structured interviews with randomly household sample to determine willingness and ability to separate waste at source in house. And to check the best number of categories of separation can be executed, and explain the most likely motivation to promote public acceptance of source separation processes. Also, these interviews discussed the relevant agencies that should be involved in public awareness responsibility and law legislation preparing. The results of study showed that residents have high willingness to source separate waste into at threecategory streams:(organic waste, plastic and restwaste) if they have the suitable public awareness and encouraging incentives. The study demonstrated that the Municipality, Private Company, Solid Waste Management Council (SWMC), UNRWA and NGO's can be involved in source separation of household waste in Gaza Strip. Finally, the results of this study have provided guidelines for the possibility to implementation of the source separation of household in Gaza Strip.
|Published in||The Fifth International Conference on Engineering and Sustainability (ICES5)|
|Publisher||The Islamic University of Gaza|
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