Title: Views and attitudes of Burgas's residents (Bulgaria) for paper recycling

Authors: Garyfallos Arabatzis; Viktoriya Treneva; Chrisovalantis Malesios; Konstantinos Ioannou

Addresses: Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace, Pantazidou 193, Orestiada 68200, Greece ' Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace, Pantazidou 193, Orestiada 68200, Greece ' Department of Agricultural Development, Democritus University of Thrace, Pantazidou 193, Orestiada 68200, Greece ' Technological Educational Institute of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Department of Forestry and Natural Environment Management, 1st Km Drama-Microchori, Drama 66100, Greece

Abstract: The present study aims to examine the views and attitudes of Burgas' residents in Bulgaria. The research was carried out with the help of structured questionnaire; and the method of personal interview was used. In particular, it explores the views and attitudes of residents of Burgas on recycling, their views and attitudes on the cleanliness and waste management in the city and their knowledge regarding these issues, as well their willingness to pay for higher municipal taxes in order to support the paper recycling programmes. Totally 385 questionnaires were answered. From the results it was proven that the residents of Burgas are sensitive to the issue of recycling. The use of recycled paper is accepted for most part of the population. The majority of residents of Burgas are willing to support financially the recycling programmes.

Keywords: paper recycling; willingness to pay; Bulgaria; resident attitudes; cleanliness; waste management; municipal taxes; higher taxes.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGE.2014.064471

International Journal of Green Economics, 2014 Vol.8 No.1, pp.49 - 73

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 26 Aug 2014 *

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