Recycling behaviour of householders living in multicultural urban area: a case study of Järva, Stockholm, Sweden
2013 (English)In: Waste Management & Research, ISSN 0734-242X, E-ISSN 1096-3669, Vol. 31, no 5, 447-457 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The recycling behaviour of multicultural householders was investigated in the urban area of Jarva, northwest Stockholm, Sweden, which is home to a significant proportion of immigrants from different parts of the world. Different ethnic minorities currently make up an important proportion of the urban population in Sweden, but little is known about their recycling behaviour and attitudes. Using quantitative (questionnaire) and qualitative (interviews) methodology, possible determinants of recycling behaviour were investigated among Jarva householders. It was found that attitude toward the importance of recycling had a positive correlation and was the main determinant of recycling behaviour among these householders. In contrast, environmental concern, satisfaction with the facilities provided, recycling confidence, community identity and socio-demographical factors showed no correlation with their recycling behaviour. Other results of the study indicated a need to investigate the specific behaviour of multicultural householders regarding source-separated collection and the recycling of hazardous, electronic and bulky wastes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2013. Vol. 31, no 5, 447-457 p.
Recycling behaviour, household waste, multicultural urban area, multicultural householders, social survey
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-102511DOI: 10.1177/0734242X13476746ISI: 000317931600003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84876731211OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-102511DiVA: diva2:553323
QC 20130603. Updated from submitted to published.2012-09-212012-09-182013-06-03Bibliographically approved