The present work studies, through an online survey, the recycling behaviours of a representative sample of Italian end users, in connection with the effectiveness of on-pack recycling indications of different packed materials. The study has a special focus on the clarity of on-pack recycling indications to convey waste sorting information, and the impact of clear and straightforward labelling to improve the sorting result. The work took advantage of social media as the distribution platform, thus obtaining a relatively high involvement of citizens. To investigate the representativeness of the sample, some of its characteristics were subject to checks and comparisons to their corresponding values of the Italian population. According to almost three-quarters of the responders, a clear and straightforward labelling will improve the result of their waste sorting drastically. The general awareness of the answerers relative to the importance of waste recycling and willingness to improve the quality of their sorted waste is very high among the participants but the overall satisfaction of the on-pack indications is relatively low. The score of on-pack labels in conveying information on recycling and waste segregation is evaluated as improvable. A higher perception of circular economy concept leads to more re-utilisation of the packaging parts, which increases with the awareness about the importance of recycling.
Recycling behaviour of italian citizens in connection with the clarity of on-pack labels. A bottom-up survey / Amir Kavei, F.; Savoldi, L.. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:19(2021). [10.3390/su131910846]
|Titolo:||Recycling behaviour of italian citizens in connection with the clarity of on-pack labels. A bottom-up survey|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su131910846|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|