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UT Community Members' Education on Proper Waste Separation on Campus

Yun, H. (2022) UT Community Members' Education on Proper Waste Separation on Campus.

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Abstract:Waste analysis conducted by Campus Facility Management (CFM) shows that only 32% of residual waste was separated correctly despite the campus having waste islands with four different waste streams: paper, organic, PMD, and residual. Therefore, education about proper waste separation in the waste islands of the University of Twente (UT) community members is necessary. A Waste Separation Guide Service (WSGS) was designed to create a behavioural intervention based on education in the waste separation context. By selecting a button on the screen, the user acquires information on proper waste separation. The user guidance is related to the requirements for each waste stream (paper, organic, PMD, residual), the desired situation of each waste stream, and the waste management process after waste disposal. The user can select the “I am not sure” button when the user is unsure about each waste stream. The user gets questions which lead to a correct waste stream suggestion based on the user’s answer. Client evaluation showed that CFM was generally satisfied with the design and usability. User testing results with UT community members indicated that WSGS could be used as an informative solution to educate the users not only to guide the correct waste stream but also to inform why the waste should be in that specific waste stream. Hence, WSGS could help educate UT community members on proper waste separation on campus through contextual information delivery, meaningful interaction, and easy access.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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