Packaging Waste Research Responding to the Rise of Transport and Logistics Volumes during the Covid-19 Pandemic
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Department of Transport and Logistics, Institute of Technology and Business, Czech Republic
Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, University of Žilina, Slovak Republic
Department of Natural Sciences, Institute of Technology and Business, Czech Republic
Submission date: 2023-07-10
Final revision date: 2023-09-13
Acceptance date: 2023-09-18
Publication date: 2023-09-29
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Jan Pečman   

Department of Transport and Logistics, Institute of Technology and Business, Okružní 517/10, 37001, 37001, Czech Republic
The Archives of Automotive Engineering – Archiwum Motoryzacji 2023;101(3):50–66
The management of packaging material and its transport flow, including waste management, has become the focus of attention in recent decades, not least because of the emphasis on the requirements of sustainable development. Due to ever-increasing volume various types of packages, i. e. coming not only from industrial production, transport and trade, where its management is regulated, organized and controlled, but also packaging waste that is generated in households and where this waste ends at best sorted into containers according to material and in the worst case as municipal waste, or it is used as fuel in the incinerator. Author´s team defined the research idea in the direction of packaging waste, coming from online shopping, logistics and shipment distribution. The research was conducted over the year 2021 in the Czech Republic, during the Covid-19 pandemic, when online shopping was on its rise and, for many people, it became as a partly substitute for regular shopping in the future. In regard to an analytical part of the research, specific empirical methods were applied. The research hypothesis is evaluated statistically using a pairwise test. The presentation of the research per se is preceded by a literature review with citations of legislative articles and scientific papers related to the topic discussed. This section is followed by a description of the paradox in terms of online trading. The next part of the article presents the research findings, their summary and related conslusions.
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