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dc.contributor.advisor Letsoalo, J. M. Seopa, Sedima Hlologelo Matsobane
dc.contributor.other Mashaba, M. J. 2022-06-30T06:21:31Z 2022-06-30T06:21:31Z 2021
dc.description Thesis (M. Sc. (Geography)) -- University of Limpopo, 2021 en_US
dc.description.abstract Disposal of disposable infant diapers has emerged as one of the major challenges in solid waste management. The use of disposable infant diapers is an unmanageable challenge in many rural areas due to a lack of disposal equipment and proper disposal methods. Incorrect disposal of used disposable infant diapers causes immediate and long-term negative health, environmental, social and economic impacts on communities. Consequently, this study sought to establish the practices and effects of used diaper disposal in the community of Mashashane Village, Limpopo. Using snowball sampling, households with infants determined participants for this study. The data collection methods were observations and questionnaires. The results showed that most mothers used disposable infant diapers. All respondents indicated that they did not have proper places for disposal and as a result, they disposed of used disposable infant diapers at any convenient place such as near streams, in wetlands and open places. The study, therefore, concluded that disposal of used disposable infant diapers was not appropriately practised in Mashashane Village and that led to environmental, social and economic challenges that require immediate intervention by the municipality. The study recommended that the municipality should encourage proper disposal of used disposable infant diapers through provision of skip bins and waste collection trucks. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Risk and Vulnerability Unit University of Limpopo en_US
dc.format.extent iii, 114 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Waste en_US
dc.subject Waste Management en_US
dc.subject Disposable Infant Diapers en_US
dc.subject Disposal en_US
dc.subject Environment en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hygiene en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Diapers en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental health -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Waste disposal -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Refuse and refuse disposal -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.title An investigation of practices and effects of disposable infant diapers on the environment : a case study of Mashashane Village en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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