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…

Winnipeg Folk Fest Reduces Waste with Reusable Mugs and Plates

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This year (2001) the Folk Fest was attended by 41,000 patrons and 1,500 volunteers. Multiply that number by the quanitity of disposable plates and cups that would otherwise have …

Encouraging People at Festivals to Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse Cups

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All 7,500 souvenir cups were sold and it was estimated that visitors, took over 5,000 home. Staff also counted 500 refills. The remaining cups, collected for recycling were made…

Television Feedback used to Modify Gasoline Consumption

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Rothstein, Robert, N. Television Feedback Used to Modify Gasoline, Consumption, Behavior Therapy, 11, 683-688, 1980.,
During the first three weeks of the experiment, gasoline consumption decreased by 24.8, 27.2 and 37.6%. When the graph was taken off the air for a two-week period, consumption sti…

Encouraging Bag Reuse at Shop Rite Supermarkets in New York City

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Since 1990, the bag reuse rate has increased from five million bags per year to about 8.4 million bags per year in 1998. Approximately 182 ShopRite stores now participate in the p…

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

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Biocycle (1989) February Issue, pp.39-41.
In Woodstock, Illinois, the resistance diminished after the first six months and people thought it made sense and saved money. Four hundred people were surveyed demonstrating that…

Motivating Businesses to Reduce Waste and Recycle

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Overall member assessment of Green Works benefits Members were asked to rate a list of Green Works benefits on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being very low benefit, and 5 being ver…

Compensation for Transformation

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Penny Mcbride jackson February 07, 2006 05:44 PM
Our county is attempting to find a way to compensate/incentivise local trash haulers for reducing the amount of waste that is taken to the local landfill. In the past the haulers …

Oakland, California Adopts a Zero Waste Goal

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mgagliardi March 16, 2006 06:59 AM
The City of Oakland in the State of California, USA, passed a Zero Waste resolution March 7, 2006. Oakland is a port city in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a population of 400,0…

Sustainable Consumption Guide for Youth

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Kady Cowan October 26, 2006 07:51 AM
The Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention (C2P2), through the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, has developed a booklet for youth on the topic of sustainable consumpt…

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