Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/61544
Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (S1)
Field of Science: Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Minelgaitė, Audronė;Liobikienė, Genovaitė
Title: Waste problem in European Union and its influence on waste management behaviours
Is part of: Science of the total environment. Amsterdam : Elsevier Science BV, 2019, Vol. 667
Extent: p. 86-93
Date: 2019
Keywords: Atliekų vadyba;Atliekų rūšiavimas;Atliekų mažinimas;Atliekų politika;Požiūris į atliekų susidarymą;Waste minimisation;Waste management;Recycling;Waste policy;Attitude to waste generation
Abstract: Waste generation is a critical problemglobally and even in the European Union (EU). In EU countries, significant differences have been observed in terms of municipal waste generation. The level of waste generation significantly depended on economic development. The most effective tools for solving the waste problem should be the enhancement of reducing, reusing, and recycling behaviours. However, our results revealed that the level of reducing and reusing behaviours insignificantly influenced waste generation. Thus, countries seeking to minimizewaste generation should also paymore attention to the promotion of sustainable consumption and production. Meanwhile, the relationship between recycling behaviour and waste generation was positive and statistically significant. Analysing the determinants of waste management behaviours, attitude to personal waste generation significantly contribute to all waste management behaviours. Meanwhile, attitudes to general waste management significantly but negatively influence waste reducing and recycling behaviours. Thus, only these respondentswho understand that they personally contribute towaste problem, more performwaste management behaviours. Furthermore, the efforts to reduce waste significantly influenced only recycling behaviour while attitude to resource efficiency insignificantly determined allwaste management behaviours, revealing that people in the EU have a lack of knowledge about the relationship between waste reduction and resource efficiency
Internet: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/61544
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.313
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Gamtos mokslų fakultetas
Lietuvos agrarinės ekonomikos institutas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:1. Straipsniai / Articles
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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