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Cooking during COVID

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Julie Cook Waterloo November 26, 2020 08:23 PM
Hi everyone, For any of you that are working on food-related issues, you may already know that cooking from home has increased significantly since COVID (Statista, 2020; Acosta, …

Improving Participation in a Newspaper Recycling Program in Apartment Complexes Using Prompts

Cases
Reid, D. H., Luyben, P. D., Rawers, R. J. & Bailey, J. S. (1976). Newspaper recycling behavior: the effects of prompting and proximity of containers. Environment and Behavior, 8, 471-481.
There was an increase of over 50% in the weight of recycled paper following the implementation of prompts and proximity.

The Attitude-Behavior Relationship: A Test of Three Models of the Moderating Role of Behavioral Difficulty

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Kaiser, F., & Schultz, P. (2009, January). The attitude-behavior relationship: A test of three models of the moderating role of behavioral difficulty. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39(1), 186-207.
The moderating role of behavioral difficulty in the attitude–behavior relationship remains a controversial topic in social psychology. Previous research has been unclear in establ…

Using Proximity of Trash Cans and Ash Trays to Increase Convenience of Separating Litter in a Blacksburg, Virginia Shopping Mall

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Geller, E. S., Brasted, W. S. & Mann, M. F. (1979). Waste receptacle designs as interventions for litter control. Journal of Environmental Systems, 9, 2, 145-160.
The greatest amount of litter separation occurred in the combination astray/garbage can receptacle. On average, 22.19 appropriate items and only 2.64 inappropriate items were dep…

The Effects of Sign Prompts and Large Receptacles on Highway Littering in Richmond, Virginia

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Finnie, W. C. (1973). Field experiments in litter control. Environment and Behavior, 5, 2, 123-144.
Overall, litter was reduced by 28.6% when trash cans were present. No statistical differences were found between the highway with sign prompts and the highway without.

Recycling at Festivals and Public Events

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The Waste Management Branch provided staff to train festival volunteers to handle and store recyclable materials. Attendants and volunteers stood in front of the bins to accept ma…

The Check, Clean, Dry Campaign

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Recycling Behavior: A Multidimensional Approach

Articles
Meneses, G., & Palacio, A. (2005). Recycling Behavior: A Multidimensional Approach. Environment and Behavior, 37(6), 837-860.
This work centers on the study of consumer recycling roles to examine the sociodemographic and psychographic profile of the distribution of recycling tasks and roles within the ho…

Deriving Interventions on the Basis of Factors Influencing Behavioral Intentions for Waste Recycling, Composting, and Reuse in Cuba

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Mosler, H., Tamas, A., Tobias, R., Rodríguez, T., & Miranda, O. (2008). Deriving interventions on the basis of factors influencing behavioral intentions for waste recycling, composting, and reuse in Cuba. Environment and Behavior, 40(4), 522-544.
In this article the authors study existing waste-disposal intentions and behavior-influencing factors at the household level in Santiago de Cuba. The authors analyze the perceived…

Behavior Change for Nature: A Behavioral Science Toolkit for Practitioners

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Julie Cook Waterloo October 21, 2020 06:04 PM
Hi all, I just lectured about biodiversity loss at the University of Waterloo, and have recently come across a fabulous behaviour change toolkit for practitioners working in the …

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