The Role of Consumer Behaviour in E-Waste Management System in Romania
Carmen Nadia Ciocoiu,
DOBREA Catalin and
TARTIU Valentina Additional contact information DOBREA Catalin: The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
TARTIU Valentina: The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
The environmental issues have gained worldwide a lot of space in the researches of the last years, due to the increasing awareness that the current lifestyles lead to depletion of many resources, pollution, climate change and so forth. In the same time, the issue of waste electrical and electronic equipments (WEEE, e-waste) became an important debate topic, taking into account the development of digital economy and their environmental impact. In this context, the paper aims to tackle the role of consumer behaviour in e-waste management system in Romania. In this sense, the paper is structured into three sections. The first section of the paper is devoted to the interdisciplinary literature review on attitude and behaviour towards environment, especially regarding the waste problem. The second section analyzes the driving forces that shape the consumer behaviour regarding electrical and electronic equipments and the waste management in Romania, and is followed by the conclusions of our analysis (in the last section).