Evaluation of People’s Perception on Plastic Waste Management, A Study of Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka Anambra State (Published)
This study evaluated people’s psychology, perception and awareness about plastic waste and the process of pyrolysis otherwise refered to as waste to wealth or reuse, using survey method. Three hostels in Nnamdi Azikiwe University were sampled and studied for peoples, perception on the subject matter to be harnessed. It was discovered that there is no significant difference on people’s psychology towards plastic wastes in the three hostels. There is no significant difference in the perception of people about plastic wastes in the study area and they are not aware that waste can be converted to wealth, thus they handle waste anyhow. The study therefore recommends that there should be public awareness programmes on the role of the masses in efficient waste management, the practicability and gains of waste to wealth projects, among others.
Keywords: Peoples’ Perception, Plastic waste management, Waste Utilization
Tourism Product Development, a Strategy of Managing Plastic Solid Waste in Dandora, Nairobi, Kenya (Published)
Contemporary art tourism is new in Kenya but it is considered as old as tourism itself because for centuries many societies had already given much appreciation for the arts and culture. Recycling of plastic materials is being encouraged because of the negative effects plastic products do have on the environment all over the world. The objective of the study is to find out whether contemporary art as a form of sustainable new tourism product will help in managing plastic waste at Dandora dumpsite in Nairobi, Kenya. The study looked at new tourism product development and the importance of innovation in establishing tourism products in Kenya. A semi structured questionnaire and interviews were used to collect data from representative stakeholders. The results indicated that plastic waste affects the lives of many negatively and recommends sustainable measures of contemporary art by recycling the plastic waste
Keywords: Contemporary Art, Innovation, Plastic waste management, Sustainable tourism, new tourism product