Consumer Practices in a Circular Society
Mubarik Kassim Rabiu is an early stage researcher for C-PlaNeT, working as ESR 06 at the chair for Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research in Electronics, Technische Universität Berlin. He focuses on Consumer Practices in a Circular Society. The objective of his research is to understand how consumers can be engaged as stakeholders in a circular-economy future for plastics by tracking their perceptions and capabilities to adopt and appropriate circular economy behaviour and consumption models.
He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Sociology, from the University of Ghana in 2012 and a Master of Science degree in Development Studies with a major in Sociology, from Lund University in 2018. His master’s thesis was titled ‘Are We Going to Burn Everything? Agbogbloshie’s Informal E-waste Workers’ Perspectives’. Before joining the C-PlaNeT, he has worked as a Research Assistant with the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research of University of Ghana, where he gained hands-on experience working with leading researchers in an interdisciplinary research institute.
His research interest lies primarily in understanding how our everyday life makes and unmakes our commitments towards a sustainable world for all, through the interplay of production, consumption, and recycling practices.