Social Psychology and the Stimulation of Recycling Behaviors: The Block Leader Approach

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Burn, S. M. (1991). Social psychology and the stimulation of recycling behaviors: The block leader approach. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 21, 8, 611-629.
Evaluated 2 treatments designed to increase participation in a city-sponsored curbside recycling program. In the block leader (BL) condition, in which 41 homes took part, citize…

Increasing Community Recycling with Persuasive Communication and Public Commitment

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Burn, S. M., & Oskamp, S. (1986). Increasing community recycling with persuasive communication and public commitment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 16, 1, 29-41.
201 households that did not recycle during a 6-wk baseline period heard an oral informational statement delivered by 10 trained Boy Scouts (aged 13-17 yrs), and then 1 of 3 were…

Testing the Effectiveness of Supermarket-Based Environmental Shopping Campaigns in Changing Consumer Behavior in New York City

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Clarke, Marjorie J. (Apr 2000). Testing the effectiveness of supermarket-based environmental shopping campaigns in changing consumer behavior in New York City. . Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: the Sciences & Engineering., 60, 9B, p. 4491.
To advance waste prevention research, this study tested two environmental shopping educational campaigns in Manhattan supermarkets to impart information and motivation to shop…

Florida Clean Marina Program

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Program developed as a multi-media single sector effort to implement a voluntary, partnership-driven, criteria and incentive-based, proactive pollution prevention approach for mar…

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…

The Efficacy of the Block Leader Approach in Facilitating Composting

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MacMillan, J. (1995). The efficacy of the block leader approach in facilitating composting. Fredericton, New Brunswick: St. Thomas University.

Wanted: Effective Presentation on Recycling for High School Students

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Donna Peterson Invercargill September 21, 2006 06:21 AM
Hi everyone I'm looking for an effective presentation on waste minimisation (or specifically recycling) to present to High School Students, ages 11-18 at their school assembl…

Prompting a Consumer Behavior for Pollution Control

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Geller, E. S., Farris, J. C. & Post, D. S. (1973). Prompting a consumer behavior for pollution control. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 6, 3, 367-376.
Studied the relative effectiveness of different prompting procedures for increasing the probability that customers entering a grocery store would select their soft drinks in retur…

Who Listens to Trash Talk?: Education and Public Media Effects on Recycling Behavior

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Martinez, M. D. & Scicchitano, M. J. (1998). Who listens to trash talk?: Education and public media effects on recycling behavior. Social Science Quarterly, 79, 2, 287-300.
Examined whether public media efforts on one community-oriented behavior (recycling) are effective and whether media effects are greater for those with higher levels of education.…

Effects of Verbal Prompting and Block Characteristics on Participation in Curbside Newspaper Recycling

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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.
The effects of two prompting procedures to promote curbside recycling of newspapers were evaluated. Results indicated no effect on weekly percent participation after handbills al…

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