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…

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…

Recycling Behavior: A Multidimensional Approach

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Meneses, G., & Palacio, A. (2005). Recycling Behavior: A Multidimensional Approach. Environment and Behavior, 37(6), 837-860.
This work centers on the study of consumer recycling roles to examine the sociodemographic and psychographic profile of the distribution of recycling tasks and roles within the ho…

The Link between Recycling and Litter: A Field Study

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Reams, M. A., Geaghan, J. P., & Gendron, R. C. (1996). The link between recycling and litter: A field study. Environment and Behavior, 28, 1, 92-110.
Determine whether residential recycling programs introduced an additional benefit (reduced litter) and evaluated the proposition that such programs should impart to participants a…

Public Perception of Strategies for Increasing Participation in Recycling Programs

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Nyamwange, M. (1996). Public perception of strategies for increasing participation in recycling programs. Journal of Environmental Education, 27, 4, 19-22.
Assessed public perception of selected strategies for increasing participation in city recycling programs. Ss completed a questionnaire regarding frequency of recycling, items rec…

Office Paper Recycling: A Function of Container Proximity

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Brothers, K. J., Krantz, P. J., & McClannahan, L. E. (1994). Office paper recycling: A function of container proximity. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 1, 153-160.
Investigated the effects of proximity of containers on pounds of office paper recycled and not recycled by 25 employees. During a memo and central container condition, 1 container…

Determinants of Participation in Multi-Family Recycling Programs

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Katzev, R., Blake, G., & Messer, B. (1993). Determinants of participation in multi-family recycling programs. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 23, 5, 374-385.
Investigated the determinants of recycling in multifamily residences by administering a questionnaire to 191 residents of buildings where recycling collection systems had been ins…

Behavioral Strategies to Reduce Cigarette Litter

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Cope, J. G., Huffman, K. T., Allred, L. J. & Grossnickle, W. F. (1993). Behavioral strategies to reduce cigarette litter. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 8, 4, 607-619.
Determined in 2 experiments whether an increased number of ashtrays available in a particular location would reduce ground accumulations of cigarette litter and whether decorated …

COVID & single use plastics

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Julie Cook Kitchener May 07, 2021 01:37 AM
 Hi all,   For many of us in the sustainability field, we are aware that one of the environmental impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic has been an alarming increase in single-use pl…
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