Barriers of consumer behavior for the development of the circular economy: Empirical evidence from Russia

This paper contributes to the literature on sustainable consumption by in-depth analysis of the factors affecting the probability of 57 different practices of proenvironmental behavior (PEBs) in Russia. The set of studied PEBs includes not only popular energy-saving and waste-management practices but also more circular patterns of plastic consumption, shopping, and city mobility. To study real and potential barriers to greening consumer behavior models, we conducted a survey of 623 respondents using a questionnaire developed based on a comparative analysis of similar studies conducted in other countries. The processing of the survey results was carried out using nonpara-metric statistics due to the absence of a normal distribution of the sample for most of the studied characteristics. The results of the study revealed that the main barriers to sustainable consumption in Russia are the lack of appropriate infrastructure as well as a lack of knowledge. Infrastructural barriers in some situations makes sustainable consumer behavior impossible or inconvenient (in this case, preference is given to other types of consumption), or in some cases necessitates spending additional time and money (then sustainable consumer behavior is not completely denied but prac-ticed less often). © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

Авторы
Издательство
MDPI AG
Номер выпуска
1
Язык
Английский
Страницы
1-28
Статус
Опубликовано
Номер
46
Том
11
Год
2021
Организации
  • 1 Department of Economic and Mathematical Modelling, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), 6 Miklukho-Maklaya Street, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation
  • 2 Economic Dynamics and Innovation Management Laboratory, V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, 65 Profsoyuznaya Street, Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation
Ключевые слова
Circular economy; Environmental management; Nonpar-ametric methods; Proecological behavior; Survey
Дата создания
20.04.2021
Дата изменения
20.04.2021
Постоянная ссылка
https://repository.rudn.ru/ru/records/article/record/72384/
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