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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ22977

The Right to a Good and Healthy Environment by Management Practices of Household Mask Waste

Aidha Puteri Mustikasari, Hartiwiningsih

Abstract

This study aims to determine the fulfillment of the right to a good and healthy environment by household mask waste management during the COVID-19 pandemic based on the provisions of existing laws and regulations. This study uses an empirical method by collecting direct data related to the amount of mask waste, procedures for managing masks in the community, constraints, and mask recycling actions using the Miles and Heberman analysis method. The research on 100 respondents showed that 43% of individuals produced eight masks of waste in one week. Next, 79% did not know about the procedures for managing mask waste, and 25% of the community tore up masks before throwing them away. Then, as many as 89% disposed of mask waste together with other types of household waste. In other households, 70% said that there are no government facilities nearby, so the management of household waste has not been effective and runs according to the provisions of existing regulations.

Keywords

Human Right, Mask Waste, Environment.

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