Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Waste Management

Validity and Reliability of Instruments Assessing Household Satisfaction With 3R-Based Waste Management (Tempat Pengolahan Sampah) and Waste Bank Services in Depok, Indon

Zakianis .; Sabarinah .; I Made Djaja; Haruki Agustina

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 2347-2360

Solid wastes in Indonesia are managed by two types of units regulated by two different ministries. Households are the end clients for both units; thus it is important to assess their satisfaction with the quality of the waste management services. To assess each unit, we developed survey instruments that incorporate the 3R concept and tested each instrument’s construct validity and reliability. The survey was conducted in Depok City, Indonesia, interviewing household members responsible for domestic waste management. The sample size for each unit was 30 households. Construct validity was tested using confirmatory factor analysis; reliability was measured using the Cronbach-α coefficient. Results show that both instruments have fairly valid constructions (communality >50%) while performing with good reliability. The final number of items in each instrument is similar for the TPS3R and waste bank instruments.

Management of waste during COVID-19 Pandemic – A Global Challenge

Dr. Durga Prasad Mudrakola; Dr. Neeraja Turagam; Dr. Priyadarshini Karthikeyan; Dr. Praveen Bhoopathi Haricharan; Dr.Bhavana Gandhi; Dr. Deepika Veldurthi

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 4635-4641

COVID-19 has affected numerous countries , rapidly spreading within a short duration forcing W.H.O to declare that it is now a global pandemic throwing which is throwing new challenge for prevention , treatment including the bio-waste management . At first, while the pandemic was progressing, and lockdowns imposed in many countries, public authorities and municipal waste operators had to rapidly acclimatize their waste management systems and procedures to the demand once they noticed the mode of spread. Management of bio-waste is one of the most crucial elements in preventing the spreading of illnesses and diseases. Present scientific research has been in consistent to relate that waste management and its role has a vector for the transmission of the SARS-CoV2 virus as this virus is new to the man kind but certain studies stress on the importance of proper biowaste management to contain the spread . The measures taken by the waste management workers on a daily basis are insufficient as the number of new cases requiring isolation and quarantine are on the rise and the rapid spreading nature that is air borne and some studies prove to be surface induced with increased the usage of PPE to prevent Covid-19 has thrown a more significant task to enable proper disposal of the current waste along with the waste being disposed of from households, industries, hospitals, and factories. The regulatory authorities should ensure proper waste management services and proper mechanism must be ensure in placed for the provision of basic services at every level for the well-being of the population and the best possible containment of the virus at the earliest .


Dr.Srinivasan R Emeritus; Dr. Kumaravel S

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 5636-5644

In recent months, the dissemination of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world was worrying. The use of face mask is important in order to slow down the rate of transmission of COVID-19 to humans, according to guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The use and manufacture of facial masks and other components (gloves, facial protectors, protection suits, safety shoes), made of polymeric materials like antiviral textiles, most of whom end in microplastic ponds, has been dramatically increased by this pandemic. The South America focus reflects an environmental issue, the use and mismanagement of this form of personal protective apparatus (PPE) 1,2. In addition, the use of plastics in a single use is being increased and the plastic recycling is being decreased as a result of the pandemic curfew, more waste from plastic is exacerbating on coasts and beaches. Researchers have recently developed nano-particles Ag and Cu for PPE antiviral polymeric textile technology to reduce contamination and spread of COVID-19. Antiviral polymer waste may, since they are a big emerging class of pollutants, have a long-term detrimental impact on marine ecosystems. This research also focuses on the broader use of plastics in beaches and the coast, which could raise the risks to aquatic organisms in the coming years, as well as the possibilities of the COVID-19 pandemic. The possible effects of the pandemic on waste management programmes and future study recommendations to develop adaptive coastal management policies are also discussed3,4.