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Abstract: Elevating public awareness of waste management at the household level isa cost effective and a win-win social, economic and environmental approach onthe table of policymaking. Modern and effective waste management bring aboutbroader economic efficiency and social equity, mitigate consumerism, thus,promoting the conservation of natural resources. In this article, a survey studywas conducted among the citizens of Wrocław city, Poland. The city is dynamic,touristic, and industrial. Through random sampling, 160 respondents filled in thequestionnaire. The results revealed that the participants appeared aware of thebenefits of waste management (WM); howeverthe current WM systems and infrastructures are not very satisfying. Theparticipants identified several shortcomings in the current WM systems such asthe lack of sufficient colored bins for glass recycling, overfilled bins andheavy lids, and irregular waste collection system. The study proposes a public-orientedoutreach campaign targeting waste separation and less-waste behaviors aseconomically and environmentally beneficial, accompanied by continuousdevelopment of WM regulations and infrastructures and linked it towaste-to-energy systems and technologies to assist in achieving the long-termenergy and emissions-reduction targets.

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