IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(8): 677-681 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.539

Understanding the Attitudes of Teenagers towards Reuse and Recycle in Paper Usage

Raja Ahmad Iskandar Raja Yaacob, Abdul Mutalib Embong, Azelin Mohamed Noor, Puteri Zarina Megat Khalid, and Mahfuzah Rafek
Abstract—Pollution is one major problem that has never been completely solved up until now. Though it has been discussed and debated for over decades, these continuous acts are becoming more harmful to human beings as well as the environment. As the seriousness of the matter started to capture world’s attention, solution such as recycling has been put forward. Imperative as it is, the responsibility falls on human attitudes to apply recycling in daily life. Among the matter discussed is paper usage which is indisputably very prominent in human life particularly teenagers. With 408 teenagers as respondents, the objectives of this paper are to identify the perceptions’ of teenagers in reusing as well as recycling papers in their life. The findings indicate that even though they were aware with the need of reusing and recycling, they did not practise it in life.

Index Terms—Pollution, recycle, reuse, teenagers, environment.

Raja Ahmad Iskandar Raja Yaacob, Abdul Mutalib Embong, and Azilin Mohd Noor are with the Universiti Teknologi Petronas (e-mail:{Iskandar_yaacob, mutalib_embong, azelin_noor}@petronas.com.my).
MahfuzahRafek is with the Universiti Teknologi Mara (e-mail:mahfu001@perak.uitm.edu.my).
PuteriZarinaMegat Khalid is with the Unikl Mimet (e-mail: puterizarina@mimet.unikl.edu.my).

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Cite: Raja Ahmad Iskandar Raja Yaacob, Abdul Mutalib Embong, Azelin Mohamed Noor, Puteri Zarina Megat Khalid, and Mahfuzah Rafek, " Understanding the Attitudes of Teenagers towards Reuse and Recycle in Paper Usage," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 8, pp. 677-681, 2015.

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