The Importance of the 3R Principle of Municipal Solid Waste Management for Achieving Sustainable Development

Bouanini Samiha


According to the nature of human life, we find that human produces wastes continually which result pollution. However, human is trying at the same time to find consistent solutions for managing municipal solid waste and to prevent pollution. As well as, human seeks to provide the natural resources for future generation by reducing the use of these natural resources and reuse and recycle it as most as possible. Therefore, in this context, the world can achieve sustainable development. This paper analyzed how the 3R principle (reduce, reuse and recycle) can help to achieve sustainable development. And in order to evaluate and analyze people’s behavior and willingness to participate in the 3R principle, this study depends on a survey in a university environment in China. And the results show that although the analyzed sample is educated people but there is a lack in the participation of the 3R principle. As well as there is a lack in environmental knowledge.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n3p129

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