Исследование готовности населения г. Нижнего Новгорода к введению раздельного сбора твердых бытовых отходов
The last century was characterized not only by intensive growth of population, but also by technological advances in various aspects. It results in a drastic increase in the load on the environment and, particularly, in the rate of producing of waste. Nowadays many countries re-evaluate traditional approaches of operations with waste. It results in the conception “Zero waste”, which meets the principles of sustainable development and includes the recycling of waste. It should be emphasized that the “Zero waste” conception is based on separate waste collection. The paper analyzes the readiness of residents of Nizhny Novgorod to a launching of a program of the separate collection of municipal solid waste based on sociological survey. The factors stimulating and preventing the separate collection of waste in Nizhny Novgorod were revealed and summarized.