The waste management of Polish households as an element of circular behaviours – An analysis of research results


circular economy
waste management
sustainable development

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Szczygieł, E., Szyja, P., Kowalska, K., & Śliwa, R. (2024). The waste management of Polish households as an element of circular behaviours – An analysis of research results. Economics and Environment, 89(2), 703.


The increasing amount of waste generated by households requires specific action because of the need for change dictated by the circular economy. To this end, it is necessary to diagnose the key characteristics of households that can influence the way their members manage their waste and then develop circular behaviours. This paper is an attempt to identify the key characteristics of households that can influence the way their members manage their waste. In the article, the authors present a literature review on circular economy in the field of household members' behaviour. The main objective is a statistical analysis of the differences in the way of managing waste due to the socio-economic characteristics of the households, which was carried out using data from one of the authors' own research. Within the analysis, the authors presented the socio-economic profile of the person who manages the waste carefully. Seven hypotheses were tested in the article. Only three were confirmed.



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