E3S Web Conf.
Volume 408, 2023International Conference on Sustainable, Circular Management and Environmental Engineering (ISCMEE 2023)
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Published online||02 August 2023|
Consumers’ acceptance of recycled products: Instrument development and pilot testing
1 Institute for Research in Circular Economy and Environment “Ernest Lupan”, 400121 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2 Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Engineering and Management Department, 400641 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
One possible solution to the issue of excessive use of natural resources is the use of recycled materials in the manufacturing of new products. Aside from the extent to which recycled materials are integrated into industrial processes, a key question to investigate is whether consumers actually value such efforts and products. Therefore, the main objective of this article is to create and test a instrument to measure customer acceptance of recycled products. A pilot test with a sample totalling 168 individuals was conducted to achieve this goal. By using an exploratory factor analysis, a final structure of three factors describing consumers' acceptance of recycled products was discovered: 1) perceived environmental benefit, 2) perceived credibility of 3) price perception.
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