Disposal behaviour of Czech consumers towards textile products

Waste Manag. 2020 Apr 1;106:71-76. doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2020.03.001. Epub 2020 Mar 27.


A proper attitude towards clothing close to the end of its life cycle and optimal post-consumer textile disposal behaviour have a potential to cause less environmental damage in both global and local perspectives. Only limited data on consumer behaviour toward textile products, textile waste and its passage to municipal waste streams are available in the Czech Republic. This paper reports on a survey conducted among 1046 respondents, attempting to identify differences in consumer behaviour towards textile products using advanced statistical methods. The results suggest that gender, age, education, income, and number of household members are statistically significant demographic characteristics for textile waste separation, while the number of children is not significant.

Keywords: Circular economy; Clothing; Consumer behaviour; Municipal waste; Textile waste.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude*
  • Child
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Czech Republic
  • Humans
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Textiles*