A concept of solid waste management behaviour in india – a solution towards environmental sustainability

Sumana Jagadeshi Raghu, Lewlyn L.R. Rodrigues

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Irrational disposal of solid wastes and its mismanagement has become a major sustainability issue in India. Although, the recent period has witnessed government’s initiatives in promoting new waste management policies, efforts are not completely successful due to several reasons. The expectation of statutory bodies is that eco-friendly methods of waste prevention, waste conversion and waste treatment processes among householders will promote environmental sustainability. But, research reveals this expectation is positively reflected on ecosystem when citizens act in favor of environment. In that vein, exploring such behaviour of what impedes in participation of waste management programs is not only imperative at this stage of urbanization, but it is a primary step in environmental management. Hence, this article an extension of our systematic literature review attempts to investigate various behavioural aspects of solid wastes in the view of attaining environmental sustainability. It adopts cluster analysis approach to explore various critical factors used in past research. To this end, a conceptual model depicting the influencing factors of solid waste management behaviour is developed and finally, the challenges and conclusion pertaining to this research is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-162
Number of pages8
JournalQuality - Access to Success
Issue number183
Publication statusPublished - 08-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management


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