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Systems Concept of Sustainability and Sustainable Development

25 Sep 2017-pp 85-112
About: The article was published on 2017-09-25. It has received 4 citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Sustainability & Sustainable development.
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TL;DR: In this paper, the positive effects of childhood education in the circular economy by teaching sustainable practices in the case of aluminium packaging recycling was studied in the form of a survey, with data being gathered via questionnaires carried out "pre" and "post" workshop in schools of different regions of Spain in students between 8 and 12 years old.
Abstract: The European circular economy action plan, launched in 2015 includes a group of measures aligned with the 3r principles. To meet recycling goals, valuable materials such as aluminium must have packaging that helps to increase their recycling rate above the current 45.6%. This recycling rate could be improved with the help of current consumers and the education of future generations. In this way, the aim of this study is to prove the positive effects of childhood education in the circular economy by teaching sustainable practices in the case of aluminium packaging recycling. The study was conducted in the form of a survey, with data being gathered via questionnaires carried out “pre” and “post” workshop in schools of different regions of Spain in students between 8 and 12 years old. This study provides an exciting opportunity to advance our knowledge of the use of workshops to increase children’s knowledge, awareness, and intention of recycling.

22 citations


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  • ...Moreover, the multidimensional understanding of sustainable development, which includes sustainability in the environment, society and economy [22], and time [23], is consistent with the need of...

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  • ...Sustainable development is commonly referred to as the sum of three sustainable dimensions; ecological, social and economic (Elliott, 2009; Mebratu, 1998)....

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  • ...This recognition is criticized to be vague and hence inoperative, though the ambiguity of sustainability has also managed to gather stakeholders in dissension towards some unity (Mebratu, 1998; Tanguay et al., 2010; Vallance, Perkins, & Dixon, 2011) and vitalise an ongoing debate about the subject (Kates, Parris, & Leiserowitz, 2005)....

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TL;DR: The concept of solar cities assumes a crucial role to play in realizing not only the sustainability potential but also the rapid urbanization has become an environmental concern all over the world as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: Today, when rapid urbanization has become an environmental concern all over the world, the concept of solar cities assumes a crucial role to play in realizing not only the sustainability potential ...

8 citations


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  • ...…Nations Conference on Human Environment, many local CONTACT Bharati Garg bharatig@pu.ac.in © 2021 The University of Hong Kong initiatives and comprehensive consensus-based approaches have emerged to address various dimensions of environmental challenges (Haque & Mudacumura, 2006; Mebratu, 2006)....

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TL;DR: In this paper, the positive effects of childhood education in the circular economy by teaching sustainable practices in the case of aluminium packaging recycling was studied in the form of a survey, with data being gathered via questionnaires carried out "pre" and "post" workshop in schools of different regions of Spain in students between 8 and 12 years old.
Abstract: The European circular economy action plan, launched in 2015 includes a group of measures aligned with the 3r principles. To meet recycling goals, valuable materials such as aluminium must have packaging that helps to increase their recycling rate above the current 45.6%. This recycling rate could be improved with the help of current consumers and the education of future generations. In this way, the aim of this study is to prove the positive effects of childhood education in the circular economy by teaching sustainable practices in the case of aluminium packaging recycling. The study was conducted in the form of a survey, with data being gathered via questionnaires carried out “pre” and “post” workshop in schools of different regions of Spain in students between 8 and 12 years old. This study provides an exciting opportunity to advance our knowledge of the use of workshops to increase children’s knowledge, awareness, and intention of recycling.

22 citations

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TL;DR: The concept of solar cities assumes a crucial role to play in realizing not only the sustainability potential but also the rapid urbanization has become an environmental concern all over the world as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: Today, when rapid urbanization has become an environmental concern all over the world, the concept of solar cities assumes a crucial role to play in realizing not only the sustainability potential ...

8 citations