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Estimation of electronic waste production in Qazvin city and determination of its effective factors using the theory of planned behavior

torabi, hossein and Ghanbari, Reza and Pakpour HA, Amir (2018) Estimation of electronic waste production in Qazvin city and determination of its effective factors using the theory of planned behavior. Masters thesis, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences.

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Background and aim: In recent years, electronic waste has had the highest growth rates among waste types. With regard to the impact of exposure to this type of waste in health and the environment, as well as the economic benefits of recycling it, electronic waste requires special attention. Due to lack of study in this area in Qazvin and very few studies in Iran, the purpose of this study is to estimate the production rate of three electronic goods items in Qazvin city and in general determine the factors affecting the amount of electronic waste production in this city. Method: The population of this research was the families of Qazvin. 772 samples were selected and data were collected in the form of home to the home with questionnaires that were designed and validated. In this descriptive-analytical study, analyzes were performed using SPSS and Lizrel software. The use and consumption method was used to estimate the amount of electronic waste produced. Results: The amount of waste generated the TV was 201.52 tons per year, and the laptop waste was 33.73 tons per year, and mobile phone waste was 23.56 tons per year. Most families donate their electronic waste to charities or needy people. And a lot of others sell electronic waste as a secondhand. Only 37.1% of people knew about electronic waste recycling. The level of education did not play any role in people's awareness. All the paths of the theory of planned behavior were significant except the path of abstract norms to behavioral intention. Conclusion: There is a need to increase awareness of electronic waste disposal and management of this type of waste.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: R Medicine > RN Health > RN1002 Enviromental Health
Divisions: University Thesis > Faculty of Health > Environmental Health
Depositing User: Health School Students
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2018 05:14
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2018 05:14
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/8330

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