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Enkätundersökning om attityder gentemot källsortering bland invånarna i Kiruna centralort
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Recycling is one of the most significant action we can do to reduce the environmental impactof waste. More efficient use of natural resources and the reduced greenhouse gas emissions is two major environmental benefits. The people that live on this planet have a key role in increasing recycling by sorting their household waste. Therefore, residents must take a responsibility for their consumption and the use of the planets resources. People's attitudes tosort waste is therefore essential for understand recycling behaviour and intensions.

This study aims to examine waste recycling behaviour, with a focus on attitudes and factors that affect the recycling behaviour among residents in Kiruna, the northern most municipalityof Sweden. 97 inhabitants in the central part of Kiruna participated in the survey. It was found that lack of recycling stations and curbside collection were factors that affected people to recycle. The study also showed that the residents had a positive attitude to recycle because ofthe level of knowledge about the benefits of recycling.

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2017. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
Waste sorting, recycling, household waste, attitudes, factors, behaviour
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Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-144073OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-144073DiVA: diva2:1107689
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Tekniska Verken i Kiruna
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Available from: 2017-06-13 Created: 2017-06-09 Last updated: 2017-06-13Bibliographically approved

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