In recent years household recycling behaviour (HRB) has become a focal point in social science research to understand the concept of household waste recycling management. Household recycling systems involve two main actors: households and municipalities. This paper reports on an empirical study of the interaction between HRB and household waste recycling systems provided by municipalities. A convenience sample of 412 households was selected to complete a survey on recycling initiatives with personal and situational factors and also their interaction. Results showed that personal factors have a significant relation with situational factors (availability, accessibility, awareness and convenience) (p < 0.01) and vice versa; with a positive correlation (r (412) = +0.41). In addition, personal factors correlated positively to availability, accessibility, awareness and convenience at a p-value below 0.01. Furthermore, situational factors interact with demographical factors such that personal factors may be predicted (overall HRB). This study uses both an interdisciplinary and multi-methods approach to answer its research questions and is also accessible to both practitioner and academic domains.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||7th International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment - Ancona, Italy|
Duration: 12 May 2014 → 14 May 2014
Conference number: 7
Jalil, E., Grant, D., Nicholson, J., & Deutz, P. (2014). Investigating household recycling behaviour through the interactions between personal and situational factors. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 180, 113-124. https://doi.org/10.2495/WM140101