Energy and Water Reduction: "Green" Hotels

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Patricia Griffin created "Green" Hotels Association in 1993. The goal of this association is to reduce the amount of energy and water consumed by the lodging industry. GHA provide…

Increasing Participation in Curbside Paper Recycling Using Verbal Prompts in Chicago

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Spaccarelli, S., Zolik, E. & Jason, L. A. (1989-1990). Effects of verbal prompting and block characteristics on participation in curbside newspaper recycling. Journal of Environmental Systems, 19, 1, 45-57.
After conducting a literature review, prompts were incorporated into an intervention to increase newspaper recycling in a downtown Chicago neighborhood. To be optimally effective,…

The Effectiveness of the EcoTeam Program in the Netherlands

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The EcoTeam Program was created by an international environmental organization called the Global Action Plan for the Earth and is used to foster sustainable behaviour within house…

Using Group Commitment to Increase Paper Recycling in a Nursing Home in Portand, Oregon

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Wang, T. H. & Katzev, R. D. (1990). Group commitment and resource conservation: Two field experiments on promoting recycling. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 20, 4, Part 1, 265-275.
After conducting a literature review, a pilot program was designed to increase paper recycling in a nursing home in Portland, Oregon. First, residents received and information app…

Excuse Me Do You Recycle? Public Participation in Curbside Recycling in the UK.

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In 1990, the UK government set a target for the recycling of 25% of household waste by the year 2000. With this new target, many local authorities began to re-think their recyclin…

Michigan's Mandatory Deposit Legislation

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The Environment Goes to Market: The Implementation of Economic Incentives for Pollution Control. National Academy of Public Administration, 1994. Pg.138-159.
In 1976, the Mandatory Beverage Container Deposit Law was enacted in Michigan. Legislation was created that required deposit fees for certain recyclable bottles with the goal to r…

Recycling PET Bottles at Hageman Elementary

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At Hagemann Elementary in North Carolina, an innovative type of recycling technology was used to help densify PET bottles generated from the school and brought from home. PET stan…

Only Pay For What You Throw Away: Three Different Approaches to Waste Disposal

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Biocycle (1989) February Issue, pp.39-41.
The current waste reduction programs of three American towns, Woodstock, Illinois, Perkasie, Pennsylvania, and High Bridge, New Jersey are examined. Woodstock, Illinois uses a vol…

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 order to increase participation in a university recycling program, a literature review was conducted to uncover effective behavior change tools. Then, prompts were incorporated…

Baxter Healthcare Corporation Cardiovascular Group (CVG)

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The Waste Boards Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) is designed to recognize companies that develop creative and aggressive programs to reduce the amount of landfill waste. To show t…
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