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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…

Behavioural Responses to Climate Change: Asymmetry of Intentions and Impacts

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Whitmarsh, L. (2009, March). Behavioural responses to climate change: Asymmetry of intentions and impacts. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29(1), 13-23.
In seeking to determine whether climate change mitigation strategies are effective, researchers and policy-makers typically use energy consumption as an indicator. UK government d…

Exploring the Difference between Recyclers and Non-Recyclers: The Role of Information

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De Young, R. (1989). Exploring the difference between recyclers and non-recyclers: The role of information. Journal of Environmental Systems, 18, 341-351.
This article reports on a pilot study which explored how recyclers and non-recyclers differ. Two hundred households were first identified by direct observation over a series of m…

Recycling as Altruistic Behavior: Normative and Behavioral Strategies to Expand Participation in a Community Recycling Program

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Hopper, J. R., & Nielsen, J. M. (1991). Recycling as altruistic behavior: Normative and behavioral strategies to expand participation in a community recycling program. Environment and Behavior, 23, 2, 195-220.
Experimental and survey data from 122 residents of a large urban neighborhood with a community-wide curbside recycling program confirm that recycling behavior is consistent with S…

Tin Recycling: Awareness, Comprehension, Attitude, Intention and Behavior

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Kok, G., & Siero, S. (1985). Tin recycling: Awareness, comprehension, attitude, intention and behavior. Journal of Economic Psychology, 6, 2, 157-173.
Investigated factors that influence participation in a tin-recycling program. Three theoretical viewpoints are integrated in a stepwise model of participation: (1) attitude change…

Factors Influencing Household Recycling Behavior

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Oskamp, S., Harrington, M. J., Edwards, T. C., Sherwood, D. L., Okuda, S. M., & Swanson, D. C. (1991). Factors influencing household recycling behavior. Environment and Behavior, 23, 4, 494-519.
Conducted telephone interviews to study the recycling behavior, attitudes, and knowledge of 221 adults in a suburban city that had begun a citywide curbside recycling program with…

Participation in Household Solid Waste Reduction Activities: The Need for Public Education

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Simmons, D. A., & Widmar, R. (1990). Participation in household solid waste reduction activities: The need for public education. Journal of Environmental Systems, 19, 4, 323-330.
With landfills quickly reaching their capacities nationwide, public attention has begun to focus on ways of reducing the amount of solid waste produced. In 1985, Somerset County,…

Motivations and Barriers to Recycling: Toward a Strategy for Public Education

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Simmons, D., & Widmar, R. (1990). Motivations and barriers to recycling: Toward a strategy for public education. Journal of Environmental Education, 22, 1, 13-18.
Conducted a study of 500 households to describe some of the forces that encourage recycling behavior. Questionnaire results suggest that recyclers were more likely to hold to a co…

An Evaluation of the Public Response to a Community Recycling Education Program

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Vining, J. & Ebreo, A. (1989). An evaluation of the public response to a community recycling education program. Society and Natural Resources, 2, 23-36.
Conserving resources and reducing the volume of garbage that must be incinerated or stored in landfills through recycling has become a major priority for many communities. Educat…

Determinants of Recycling Behavior: A Synthesis of Research Results

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Hornik, J., Cherian, J., Madansky, M., & Narayana, C. (1995). Determinants of recycling behavior: A synthesis of research results. The Journal of Socio-Economics, 24, 1, 105-127.
Variables affecting consumer recycling behavior are classified into four theoretical groups: intrinsic & extrinsic incentives, & internal & external facilitators. These clusters o…

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