Green Networking a Way to Increase Recycling Awareness

Rabiatu Baba Shehu, Halima Baba Shehu, Rami El Khatib

Abstract


This paper demonstrates the need to promote recycling as part of individual's lifestyle, it shows the economic consequences of recycling on the global environment, it entails the effects of green networking in today's world and how the lifestyles of individuals from various academic settings are impacted. The findings in this paper reveal how ‘green networking' or ‘green social media' improves student's behavior towards recycling, it also shows how environmental organizations use green networking as an effective tool for recycling awareness. To attain this information, firstly, an online/ physical 20 questions survey was conducted among 777 students from ages 14-30+ within: (I) high school grades 10-12 and (II) university undergrad/postgrad level. These students were derived from various educational backgrounds ranging from American, British, Arabic and Canadian academic systems across the emirate of Dubai. Secondly, environmental organizations from the public and private companies such as Provectus and Emirates Environmental Group completed an online survey of 8 questions to provide an insight on how green networking can influence recycling, from different products like paper, plastic, cans, food/water, lastly, it provides data on how individuals respond to recycling policies. Finally, it will demonstrate the ways in which multimedia can be used as an economical tool for waste management.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/emsd.v7i2.12614

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