ANALYSIS OF THE FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DECISION ABOUT SEGREGATION BY PEOPLE NOT SEGREGATING THE MUNICIPAL WASTE WITH USING THE AHP METHOD
Ewa Osuch 1  
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Andrzej Osuch 1  
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Piotr Rybacki 1  
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Andrzej Przybylak 1  
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Biosystems Engineering Institute, University of Life Sciences in Poznań, Wojska Polskiego 28 St., 60-637 Poznań
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Ewa Osuch   

Instytut Inżynierii Biosystemów, Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu ul. Wojska Polskiego 28 60-637 Poznań, ul. Wojska Polskiego 50, 60-627 Poznań, Poland
Publish date: 2016-09-20
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2016; 17(4):255–263
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Waste management is one of the most important problems concerning contemporary civilization. The increase of the number of population and consumerism, cause producing different kinds of waste. Along with the economic progress and the technical progress, humanity became the largest producer of waste in nature. Segregation is still the biggest problem of selective collection of waste. The awareness and the knowledge of people in caring about the natural environment is growing. Unfortunately, many of them are not convinced to sort municipal waste. However, in making a decision about segregation, each of them could be influenced by other factors. The aim of this study was to collect detailed criteria which influence the decision about waste segregation among people not segregating the municipal waste. Then the main criteria were grouped and their influence on the global decision was shown. In this paper a method of the Analytical Hierarchization of the Process was used. Research was conducted among 50 randomly chosen respondents from Poland. The results of the research showed that the financial penalties and the possibility of reducing the payment for sorted municipal waste could increase the amount of people who segregate the municipal waste. Increasing the awareness of reducing the natural resources consuming is not as important criterion as two mentioned before.