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…

Waste Wise Program

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Since the onset of the Waste Wise program in 1994, partners have reported strong waste prevention and recycling collection results. In addition to natural resource conservation an…

McDonald's Waste Reduction Task Force

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December 21, 1999 marked the tenth anniversary of McDonald's USA and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and their groundbreaking alliance in 1989. Their partnership has replaced…

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

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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 Use of Prompts in Increasing Recycling in Academic University Departments

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Austin, J., Hatfield, D. B., Grindle, A. C., & Bailey, J. S. (1993). Increasing recycling in office environments: The effects of specific, informative cues. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 26, 2, 247-253.
In the first department, recycling behavior improved by 54% as compared to the baseline. In the second department, recycling by 17% when the sign prompts were four metres away an…

Using Commitment and Feedback to Encourage Apartment Complex Dwellers to Participate in Curbside Recycling

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DeLeon, I. G., & Fuqua, R. W. (1995). The effects of public commitment and group feedback on curbside recycling. Special Issue: Litter control and recycling. Environment and Behavior, 27, 2, 233-250.
Curbside paper recycling increased in each intervention group. The commitment only group recycled 5% more, while the feedback group increased by 25%. However, when these two too…

Baxter Healthcare Corporation Cardiovascular Group (CVG)

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Through source reduction, recycling and composting programs, CVG has been able to reduce its disposal costs considerably. In 1989, disposal costs were determined to be $99,190 U.S…

Global Action Plan Community Lifestyles Campaign

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Gershon, D. & Gilman, R. (1991). Household ecoteam workbook: A six month program to bring your household into environmental balance. Uxbridge, Ontario:
In the United States on average households that participate in Ecoteams produce 42% less garbage, use 25% less water, produce 16% less CO2, and use 16% less fuel for transportatio…

Pay-As-You-Throw in Pennsylvania

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Currently, the PAYT program has been implemented in over 211 different communities in Pennsylvania. Across these municipalities, wide ranges of results have been found. The reduct…

Energy and Water Reduction: "Green" Hotels

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At most hotels participation with the towel and sheet cards has been 70 to 90%. This high level of participation translates into a 5% savings on utilities alone at most hotels. …

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