The environmental cost of misinformation: Why the recommendation to use elevated temperatures for handwashing is problematic.

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Carrico, A. R., Spoden, M., Wallston, K. A., & Vandenbergh, M. P. (2013). The environmental cost of misinformation: Why the recommendation to use elevated temperatures for handwashing is problematic. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 37(4), 433-441.
Multiple government and health organizations recommend the use of warm or hot water in publications designed to educate the public on best practices for washing one’s hands. This …

Manual dishwashing habits: An empirical analysis of UK consumers.

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Berkholz, P., Stamminger, R., Wnuk, G., Owens, J., & Bernarde, S. (2010). Manual dishwashing habits: An empirical analysis of UK consumers. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 34(2), 235-242.
This study presents an overview of the washing up behaviour of consumers in the UK. Peoples’ individual attitudes were observed as were the amount of water and energy used, the ti…

The impact of vivid messages on reducing energy consumption related to hot water use.

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Bailey, J. O., Bailenson, J. N., Flora, J., Armel, K. C., Voelker, D., & Reeves, B. (2015). The impact of vivid messages on reducing energy consumption related to hot water use. Environment and Behavior, 47(5), 570-592.
Research suggests that vivid and personalized interventions influence proenvironmental attitudes and behaviors. Through the use of immersive virtual environment technology, people…

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