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IMPACT OF SOCI-ECONOMIC STATUS ON BIODEGRADABLE CONTENT OF RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE AT POINT OF GENERATION

Authors: Entessar Kareem Hussain --- Jathwa Abd-Alkareem Al-Ameen
Journal: Journal of Engineering and Sustainable Development مجلة الهندسة والتنمية المستدامة ISSN: 25200917 Year: 2018 Volume: 22 Issue: 2 (Part-4) Pages: 125-134
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية

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a mixed methodlogical approach including qustionnaire survey, field investigation and personal interviews has been adopted for gathering data to obtain Municipal Solid Waste generation rate ,biodegradable waste generation rate and non biodegradable waste. sample were taken from different socio-economic group(socio-income level). based on the results of the preliminary survey for 99% confidence interval and 10% standard error,46 household was the optimum size of sample, where 644 sample was collected. the research conclude that average generation rate of: biodegradable waste was 0.531 kg/capita.day, non biodegradable waste was 0.151 kg/capita.day, and personal generation rate was 0.68 kg/capita.day. statistically analysis showed a positive relationship between income and non biodegradable waste generation rate in high income group and biodegradable waste generation rate in middle income group. The study revealed a statistically significant difference between non biodegradable waste generation rate in different socio-economic group while there is no statistically significant difference in biodegradable waste for the same groups

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