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Greener Journal of Ecology and Ecosolution, vol. 2 (1), pp. 001-011, April 2015.

ISSN: 2384-6356  © 2015 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 281114397

DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJEE.2015.1.281114397

 

Consumer’s behaviour in terms of paper’s recycling. Case Study: The Municipality of Aigaleo in Greece

 

1Roido Mitoula, 2Eleni Sardianou, 3Eleni Theodoropoulou and *4Xenophontas Passas

 

1Associate Professor, Harokopio University, El. Venizelou 70, 17671, Athens, Greece, mitoula@ hua.gr

2Lecturer, Harokopio University, El. Venizelou 70, 17671, Athens, Greece, esardianou@ hua.gr

3Assistant Professor, Harokopio University, El. Venizelou 70, 17671, Athens, Greece, etheodo@ hua.gr

4MSc in Sustainable Development, Harokopio University, El. Venizelou 70, 17671, Athens, Greece, passas17@hotmail. com

 

*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: passas17@ hotmail. com



Abstract


In the present essay the objective is to investigate consumer's attitude towards the recycling of printed paper. As a case of study the Municipality of Aigaleo in Greece was chosen. For the purposes of this research both bibliographic, as well as primary empirical research was conducted.

The primary research was based on the use cross layer data, which came from a questionnaire that was distributed to 355 residents of the municipality of Aigaleo. The research revealed that certain factors do influence the behavior of the citizens of the municipality of Aigaleo regarding recycling. More specifically, the net monthly income, the level of awareness among citizens on environmental issues, their knowledge of the use of blue garbage bins, their motivation towards their family and friendly environment to participate in recycling and the economic incentives are statistically significant defining factors of recycling.

Regarding the factors that affect the frequency of recycling by the citizens, the results showed that the net monthly family income and the participation in voluntary programs so as to improve recycling are statistically significant defining factors of the frequency of recycling. Also, the attitude of the citizens to recycle aluminium positively affects the frequency of recycling.

 

Keywords: Recycling, municipal solid waste, Consumer and Recycled Paper, Consumer’s Behavior and Recycling, Determining factors, Recycling Enterprises.



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