Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: The consumer awareness and behaviour towards food packaging in Poland
Issue: Vol. 13, No 2, 2020
Published date: 06-2020 (print) / 06-2020 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Izabela Cichocka
University of Information Technology and Management, Rzeszów, Poland

Jan Krupa
University of Information Technology and Management, Rzeszów, Poland

Andrzej Mantaj
University of Information Technology and Management, Rzeszów, Poland
Keywords: food packaging, waste management, consumer behaviour, consumer awareness
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2020/13-2/20
Index PUBMS: fb52c372-befa-11ea-9cc3-fa163e0fa1a0
Language: English
Pages: 304-317 (14)
JEL classification: D10, F64, I25, Q57
Website: https://www.economics-sociology.eu/?758,en_the-consumer-awareness-and-behaviour-towards-food-packaging-in-poland
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Abstract

Packaging is an inseparable element of all products on the market. High levels of demand for products from packaging industry comes from foodstuffs. With that, the increasing amount of waste from food packaging is one of the biggest threats for the environment, making sustainable consumption an important subject of research. An aware consumer plays the key role in it. The purpose of this article is to present the opinion of Polish respondents regarding the food packaging and the ways of their utilization. As the basic methods of utilization of food packaging, waste segregation in households and the disposal of used packaging into garbage were indicated. Environmental impact of food packaging was pointed out mostly by women, respondents from the middle age group, with low level of education and with the highest declared level of knowledge in the field of food packaging. Respondents with the highest level of knowledge regarding the packaging as well as the youngest respondents showed a greater interest in the methods of packaging utilization. Although consumer awareness towards food packaging utilization has increased in recent years, one should continue raising it.

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