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Title: Battery pack recycling: Behaviour change interventions derived from an integrative theory of planned behaviour study
Authors: Lizin, Sebastien
Van Dael, Miet
Van Passel, Steven
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 122, p. 66-82
Status: In Press
Abstract: Belgium has passed the 45% cap, mandated by the European Union, by achieving a collection rate of over 50% in 2012. Having such a collection rate, Belgium is amongst the frontrunners in battery recycling in Europe. However, despite the efforts, about 40% of used batteries are still not properly collected. Particularly troublesome according to the national producer responsibility organization are the battery packs. In this paper we therefore investigate the drivers and barriers to battery pack drop-off intention perceived by Belgian households using an integrative model based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour. An R2 of 0.64 was found, which according to the literature on partial least squares structural equation modelling signals a moderate yet very close to substantial coefficient of determination. We find that on average perceived behavioural control and moral norms have the largest influence on the intention to drop-off used battery packs as quickly as possible. Based on the insights gained, recommendations are made for both behaviour change interventions and future research.
Notes: Lizin, S (reprint author), Agoralaan Bldg D 3590, Diepenbeek, Belgium. sebastien.lizin@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/23126
DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.02.003
ISI #: 000401881300007
ISSN: 0921-3449
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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