The environmental and health impact of recyclable waste shop on the community; case study of Ban Kok, Khueng Nai, Ubon Ratchathani


  • Kunlawan Sorach Environmental Science Program, Faculty of Science, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University


recyclable waste shop, environment, community


The recyclable waste business is rising around the world because of developing and high consumption increase more waste. However, in developing country this business is occurred in informal recycle sector with traditional or inappropriate sorting process. These concerned about environmental and health impact on the worker, and people in their community. In Ubon Ratchathani, many local recyclable waste shops are established in Ban Kok community, Amphur Khueng Nai for over 20 years. Thus, this research aimed to study environmental and health impact of recyclable waste shop on the community, by survey and interviewed. The result showed 61 recyclable waste shops were spread over the community area, composed of various types; whole recyclable waste, plastic waste, electronics waste, motorcycle waste, automobile waste, and medical waste. The residents faced problems from waste, such as air pollution, pest and animal-borne disease disturbing, unsanitary waste straggle, and pollution effect on agricultural production from recyclable waste activities as 66.84%, 54.55%, 36.90%, and 36.10%, respectively. Most people in the community concerned about effect on their health 72.46%. Also, the residents have health effect, or ever sick from recyclable waste shop as 31.02%.


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How to Cite

Sorach, K. (2019). The environmental and health impact of recyclable waste shop on the community; case study of Ban Kok, Khueng Nai, Ubon Ratchathani. UBRU Journal for Public Health Research, 8(1), 123–127. Retrieved from