The Perception of Recycling and Methods of Waste Disposal by the Elderly Population in the city of Zagreb

Author: Vanna Vandekar


Brief Summary

This study deals with the ways of waste management and the perception of recycling in the elderly population in the city of Zagreb and the problems encountered when disposing of waste.

Results show that older people are interested in recycling and often recycle. Problems with they deal with are seldom disposing of waste and the discharge of waste containers and negligence of other citizens when disposing waste.

Although most participants are not informing themselves of recycling, they agree that the older population must be getting information on recycling through flyers, video clips or shows, and various workshops and lectures in pensioners associations, as they are often not sure where to throw out a particular packaging.


The importance of educating the elderly population about recycling, what are the obstacles that they face when obtaining information and their practical application, how can they be a target group of educational-informative programs about the idea of recycling and smart waste management

Project No.: 2022-1-BG01-KA220-ADU-000085169

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.