Factors influencing upcycling for UK makers

Sung, K. ORCID: 0000-0001-9570-7225, Cooper, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-8623-2918 and Kettley, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-7274-2175, 2019. Factors influencing upcycling for UK makers. Sustainability, 11 (3): 870. ISSN 2071-1050

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Changing consumer behaviour can reduce environmental impacts. Upcycling is one of the understudied yet promising, environmentally sustainable behaviours that has the potential to contribute to the reduction of waste and greenhouse gas emissions. This paper addresses this knowledge gap by exploring factors influencing upcycling for UK makers. The study employed a survey based on Triandis’s theory of interpersonal behaviour and Ajzen’s theory of planned behaviour. The survey results revealed key determinants of upcycling as attitude, intention, and subjective norm, and demographic characteristics of people who are more likely to upcycle frequently as females aged 30+ working in art and design. The paper further discusses the theoretical and practical implications of the study.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Sustainability
Creators: Sung, K., Cooper, T. and Kettley, S.
Publisher: MDPI
Date: 7 February 2019
Volume: 11
Number: 3
ISSN: 2071-1050
Rights: © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 16 Oct 2019 15:10
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 15:10
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37987

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