Solid-Waste Recycling Behavior and Support for Curbside Textile Recycling

Daneshvary, N., Daneshvary, R. & Schwer, R. K. (1998). Solid-waste recycling behavior and support for curbside textile recycling. Environment and Behavior, 30, 2, 144-161.

Examines determinants of residents' support for a curbside textile-recycling policy in southern Nevada. Based on the existing solid-waste recycling behavior literature and 817 responses to a mail survey of the residents (mean age 47.9 yrs), a model for support of curbside textile-recycling policy is developed. The model is empirically tested, using univariate analyses such as chi-square tests and student t tests, and multivariate analysis using binary logit regression. Results from the univariate analyses indicate that the likelihood of support for a curbside textile-recycling policy is significantly influenced by regular waste-recycling habits, political affiliation, family size, minority status, home ownership, and income. Results from the binary logit regression analysis indicate that (a) current waste-recycling behavior is a good predictor of support for a curbside textile-recycling policy, and (b) the importance of recycling habits is manifested by its impact on the effect of political affiliation on support for a policy.

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