Social Awareness of the Circular Economy as an Integral Part of Sustainable Development. Observations from Poland
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Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management, Cathedral Urban Studies and Regional Development
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Interdisciplinary Doctoral School of Social Sciences - Academia Rerum Socialium (ARS)
Online publication date: 2022-07-09
Publication date: 2022-06-01
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports 2022;32(2):132–153
Sustained growth in the number of urban dwellers means that matters concerning the development of modern cities are not only a challenge for current residents, but a global test for the entire population. The purpose of this paper is to analyze and assess social awareness regarding sustainable development, with particular emphasis on matters concerning the circular economy. The study was conducted by means of the CAWI (Computer Assisted (Aided) Web Interviews) method on a sample of 389 respondents from Warsaw, the capital city of Poland. The results imply that although the society has a correct understanding of sustainable development and the circular economy, there is still a continuing need to support further education due to the necessity for wider and more intensive implementation of sustainable development in practice.
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