Pay as You Go Garbage Collection Systems

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Stephan Kramp Midland March 27, 2011 10:26 PM
The County of Simcoe is considering introducing a pay as you go bag tag system. Rather that paying for garbage collection through a waste management levy issued to every town, ind…

Block Leader Recycling Campaign in Small Rural Community

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Unknown March 21, 2011 04:24 PM
Hi everyone, I am the recycling coordinator in a small rural community in northern canada. The society I work for is going to launch an info campaign to promote recycling, door…

Recycling Contamination

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Olga Fedianina February 05, 2011 07:37 PM
I`m researching about recycling contamination in multi dwelling homes. I`m looking for reasons this is more of a problem in apartment buildings than single homes. Moreover, some s…

Prompts or Communication Materials to increase Sorting & Decrease Contamination

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Unknown December 22, 2010 06:01 PM
The Township of Langley is starting an extensive recycling pilot in hopes of increasing participation and sorting rates, and decreasing contamination levels. We have a 3 stream pr…

Consumers' environmental Behavior: Generalized, Sector-Based, or Compensatory?

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Bratt, C. (1999). Consumers' environmental beahvior: Generalized, sector-based, or compensatory?. Environment and Behavior, 31(1), 28-44.
Investigated the possibility that actions meant to improve recycling may have unintended consequences in fields other than the target behavior. The relations between self-reported…

On the Risks of Recycling Because of Guilt: An Examination of the Consequences of Introjection

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Koestner, R., Houlfort, N., Paquet, S., & Knight, C. (2001). On the risks of recycling because of guilt: An examination of the consequences of introjection. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 31(12), 2545-2560.
Examined the influence of introjected beliefs on proenvironmental behavior. 116 undergraduate students (aged 17-37 yrs) completed interviews concerning their recycling behavior an…

Human Values and the Emergence of a Sustainable Consumption Pattern: A Panel Study

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Thogersen, J., & Ölander, F. (2002). Human values and the emergence of a sustainable consumption pattern: A panel study. Journal of Economic Psychology, 23(5), 605-630.
In this study, data from a random sample of Danish consumers are used to test the hypothesis that the emergence of a sustainable consumption pattern is influenced by individual va…
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Spillover of Environment-Friendly Consumer Behaviour

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Thogersen, J., & Ölander, F. (2003). Spillover of environment-friendly consumer behaviour. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23(3), 225-236.
Investigated whether environmental-friendly behaviors spread to more and more areas of the consumption pattern in a virtuous circle and whether it is a necessary prerequisite for …

A Cognitive Dissonance Interpretation of Consistencies and Inconsistencies in Environmentally Responsible Behavior

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Thogersen, J. (2004). A cognitive dissonance interpretation of consistencies and inconsistencies in environmentally responsible behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 24(1), 93-103.
The issue of consistency and inconsistency in environmentally responsible behavior (ERB), as reflected in the correlations between different ERBs, is discussed in the light of soc…
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Effecting Durable Change: A Team Approach to Improve Environmental Behavior in the Household

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Staats, H., Harland, P., & Wilke, H. (2004). Effecting Durable Change: A Team Approach to Improve Environmental Behavior in the Household. Environment and Behavior, 36(3), 341-367.
Interventions for voluntary proenvironmental behavior change usually target a limited number of behaviors and have difficulties in achieving durable change. The EcoTeam Program (E…

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