Participation of Government, Community, Public Sector, and Mass Media Towards Waste Bank on Recycling Activity using Regression Analysis

Hayati Mukti Asih

Indonesia came up with the regulation UU No. 18/2008 which changed the paradigm from waste dumping to recycling. Currently, Indonesia is the second largest country that dumping the plastic waste into the world’s oceans. It is about 3.22 million metric tons of plastic waste was thrown into ocean around Indonesia annually. On the other hand, China has tossed plastic waste into the ocean about 8.82 million metric tons. The goal of this study was to examine the participation of government, community, mass media, and public sector on waste recycling activity by using regression analysis. The research was focused on waste banks in Brontokusuman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia and the questionnaires were distributed to communities on the study area. The results showed that the participation of government has more influence on waste recycling activity than the community, mass media, and the public sector. Furthermore, this study suggested four strategies to support government participation and they include increasing funding for household waste management, intensifying training on recycling household waste, stepping up information dissemination through mass media and campaign, and creating a policy or regulation related to waste recycling activity.

Volume 11 | 12-Special Issue

Pages: 186-192