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From trash to treasure: The impact of consumer perception of bio-waste products in closed-loop supply chains  (2019)

Authors:
Russo, Ivan; Confente, Ilenia; Scarpi, Daniele; Hazen, Benjamin T.
Title:
From trash to treasure: The impact of consumer perception of bio-waste products in closed-loop supply chains
Year:
2019
Type of item:
Articolo in Rivista
Tipologia ANVUR:
Articolo su rivista
Language:
Inglese
Format:
Elettronico
Referee:
Name of journal:
JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION
ISSN of journal:
0959-6526
N° Volume:
218
Page numbers:
966-974
Keyword:
Bio-based product, Consumer perception, PHA, Closed loop supply chain, Circular economy, Urban bio-waste
Short description of contents:
Increasing efforts are made to convert waste into new materials for replacing“traditional”ones. Inparticular urban bio-waste represents a primary source of concern for both government and society. Anew type of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) have been very recently developed to convert food waste intoa biodegradable multifunctional raw material to help solving the plastic waste problem. However, little isknown about consumers' reactions to products made from PHA. Hence this study aims at understandingconsumers' intentions to purchase, pay for, and switch to those bio-based products. Both multivariateanalyses of variance and mediation analyses are run, addressing product involvement, consumer values,expertise and demographics within an experimental study based on a representative sample of UK re-spondents. Findings reveal no effects for product involvement and gender on the dependent variables,but for green self-identity, attitude towards bio-based product, age and past purchase experience of eco-friendly products. Results can help the adoption of PHA-based bioplastics to solve the pressing problemof the disposal of bio-waste. In particular, understanding the drivers of consumers acceptance of bio-based products poses opportunities to build new closed loop system and for successfully marketingthe reuse of urban food-waste. Theoretical and managerial implications are addressed.
Product ID:
109029
Handle IRIS:
11562/996525
Last Modified:
June 30, 2020
Attachments:
1
Bibliographic citation:
Russo, Ivan; Confente, Ilenia; Scarpi, Daniele; Hazen, Benjamin T., From trash to treasure: The impact of consumer perception of bio-waste products in closed-loop supply chains «JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION» , vol. 2182019pp. 966-974

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