Rachael Jones Coquitlam November 24, 2011

We are looking into the pros and cons of using "gold star" stickers (or something similar) to attach to people's Green Cans or Blue boxes to "reward" good recycling behaviour (along with another incentive such as winning a kitchen container). Hopefully, with the stickers being visible to the rest of the community, this will help promote social diffusion to encourage neighbours to recycle and use their Green Can.

Does anyone have examples of how such schemes have been successful (or otherwise?).


Rachael Jones
Waste Reduction and Recycling Assistant
Canada