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ZA5896: Flash Eurobarometer 388 (Attitudes of Europeans Towards Waste Management and Resource Efficiency)

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Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2014): Flash Eurobarometer 388 (Attitudes of Europeans Towards Waste Management and Resource Efficiency). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5896 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5896
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 388 (Attitudes of Europeans Towards Waste Management and Resource Efficiency)
Current Version1.0.0, 2014-7-10,
Date of Collection03.12.2013 - 07.12.2013
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit


AbstractAttitudes towards waste management and resource efficiency. Topics: importance of efficient resource use in Europe; impact of more efficient resource use on the following issues in the own country: economic growth, employment opportunities, quality of life; most important measures with regard to efficient resource use; attitude towards the following statements: own country is generating too much waste, own household is generating too much waste, efforts to reduce waste in own household; personal measures taken to reduce amount of household waste; reasons for not taking measures; sorting of selected types of waste; preconditions to sort (more) waste; preferred way of financing the management of household waste: flat rate, payment in proportion to generated waste, costs included in product price; estimation of the percentage of food bought in the own household going to waste; helpful measures to reduce food waste; most important factors with regard to the purchase of durable products; readiness to buy selected second hand products; reasons for not buying second hand products; use of alternatives to buying new products: buy remanufactured product, lease or rent product, use sharing schemes; reasons for not using alternatives to buying new products; attitude towards the following statements on plastic waste: better information on recyclability of products needed, stop of production of non-recyclable products, reduction of the use of single use items, interdiction of micro plastic particles, prohibition of disposal of plastic waste in landfill sites, more local authority action, more industry action; amount of litter in respondent’s residential area; kind of litter; most efficient measures to reduce littering; approval of the development of an EU-level target to reduce litter entering the oceans. Demography: age; sex; nationality; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: type of phone line; country; nation group; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Natural Environment, Nature
Topics Topics
  • 11.2 International politics and organisation
  • 16 Natural environment
  • 16.2 Natural resources and energy


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Croatia (HR)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the 28 Member States and aged 15 years and over. The survey covers the national population of citizens as well as the population of citizens of all the European Union Member States that are residents in these countries and have a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic; TNS GALLUP A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS ITALIA, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 03.12.2013 - 07.12.2013 (total)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Belgium)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Bulgaria)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Czech Republic)
  • 03.12.2013 - 07.12.2013 (Denmark)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Germany)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Estonia)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Ireland)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Greece)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Spain)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (France)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Croatia)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Italy)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Republic of Cyprus)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Latvia)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Lithuania)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Luxembourg)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Hungary)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Malta)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Netherlands)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Austria)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Poland)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Portugal)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Romania)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Slovenia)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Slovakia)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Finland)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (Sweden)
  • 03.12.2013 - 05.12.2013 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2014-7-10 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 26595
Number of Variables: 277
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 388. Attitudes of Europeans towards Waste Management and Resource Efficiency. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for the Environment. Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, June 2014.
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Flash Eurobarometer
    The Flash Eurobarometer were launched by the European Commission in the late eighties, turning out a Monthly Monitor between in 1994 and 1995. These “small scale” surveys are conducted in all EU member states at times, occasionally reducing or enlarging the scope of countries as a function of specific topics. The typical sample size is 500-1000 respondents per country and interviews are usually conducted by phone in the respective national language. The Flash Eurobarometer include series on special topics (Common Currency, EU Enlargement, Information Society, Entrepreneurship, Innovation) as well as special target group polls, particularly company managers with enterprise related topics.
  • Flash Eurobarometer - Natural environment issues (resources, biodiversity, etc.)