Using Proximity of Trash Cans and Ash Trays to Increase Convenience of Separating Litter in a Blacksburg, Virginia Shopping Mall

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Geller, E. S., Brasted, W. S. & Mann, M. F. (1979). Waste receptacle designs as interventions for litter control. Journal of Environmental Systems, 9, 2, 145-160.
A literature review revealed different interventions used in reducing the amount of litter at a Virginia shopping mall. A pilot program was then designed to investigate the effect…

The Effects of Sign Prompts and Large Receptacles on Highway Littering in Richmond, Virginia

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Finnie, W. C. (1973). Field experiments in litter control. Environment and Behavior, 5, 2, 123-144.
After conducting a literature review, sign prompts and waster receptacles were employed in a pilot program for highway litter control. There were three conditions in the pilot pro…

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.
A literature review revealed that prompts are an effective method to improve participation in recycling programs. Furthermore, recycling increases when containers are in close pro…

Recycling at Festivals and Public Events

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The international environmental agency for local governments (ICLEI) have a mission to build and serve a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements i…

Finding International Best Practice Models for CFL Diversion from Household Waste and Recycling Options

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Susanne Dittke Cape Town December 21, 2007 06:37 PM
Dear List Member of FSB Our South African parastatal energy provider ESKOM has recently embarked on a Demand Side Management programme for both households and businesses to f…

Manufacurer/Public Cooperation Takeback CFL Bulbs

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Jan Gravemaker Tukwil January 09, 2008 03:09 PM
Does anybody know about a private/public partnership in which CFL lightbulbs are taken-back at the point of sale and then returned to the manufacturing sector where the toxic, rar…

What Makes a Recycler? A Comparison of Recyclers and Nonrecyclers

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Vining, J., & Ebreo, A. What makes a recycler? A comparison of recyclers and nonrecyclers. Vol. 22. 1990. 55-73.
Investigated differences between 110 recyclers (RCs) and 87 nonrecyclers (NRCs) in 2 areas: (1) recycling knowledge and motives and (2) demographic characteristics. RCs in general…

Commingled versus Separated Curbside Recycling: Does Sorting Matter? American Psychological Association Meeting (1994, Los Angeles, California, US)

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Oskamp, S., Zelezny, L., Schultz, P. W., Hurin, S., et al. Commingled versus separated curbside recycling: Does sorting matter? American Psychological Association Meeting (1994, Los Angeles, California, US). Vol. 28. 1996. 73-91.
Observed household curbside recycling behavior in 2,213 households in similar cities. In one, all recyclables were mixed together, and in the other, 4 types of materials were sepa…

Commuting by Car or Public Transportation? A Social Dilemma Analysis of Travel Mode Judgments

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Van Vugt, M., Van Lange, P. A. M. & Meertens, R. M. Commuting by car or public transportation? A social dilemma analysis of travel mode judgments. Vol. 26. 1996. 373-395.
Examined judgments regarding the decision to commute by car vs public transportation (PT) in terms of a conflict between immediate self-interest and long-term collective interest.…

A Diagnostic Approach to Increase Reusable Dinnerware Selection in a Cafeteria

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Manuel, Jennifer C.; Sunseri, Mary Anne; Olson, Ryan; Scolari, Miranda (2007 ). A Diagnostic Approach to Increase Reusable Dinnerware Selection in a Cafeteria. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 301-310.
The current project tested a diagnostic approach to selecting interventions to increase patron selection of reusable dinnerware in a cafeteria. An assessment survey, completed by …

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