Adopt-A-Road

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Adopt-A-Road is a successful program that encourages waste reduction in southern Indiana. The goal is to obtain volunteers who will adopt at least one mile of a road. Individuals …

McDonald's Waste Reduction Task Force

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On August 1, 1990, the McDonald's Corporation and Environmental Defense joined forces in a unique collaborative project. They worked together to develop ways to reduce McDonald's …

Excuse Me Do You Recycle? Public Participation in Curbside Recycling in the UK.

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In 1990, the UK government set a target for the recycling of 25% of household waste by the year 2000. With this new target, many local authorities began to re-think their recyclin…

Waste Wise Program

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Waste Wise is a free, voluntary program set up by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which attempts to eliminate costly municipal solid waste. Waste Wise targ…

Winnipeg Folk Fest Reduces Waste with Reusable Mugs and Plates

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The annual Winnipeg Folk Festival in Manitoba uses reusable plastic plates for all of its concession stands and for meals served to performers and volunteers backstage. A two doll…

Baxter Healthcare Corporation Cardiovascular Group (CVG)

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The Waste Boards Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) is designed to recognize companies that develop creative and aggressive programs to reduce the amount of landfill waste. To show t…

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

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The Milwaukee Irish Fest, the Be Smart Coalition, and Keep Greater, Milwaukee Beautiful, Inc., co-operated to pilot a project promoting waste reduction at a Milwaukee Irish Fest. …

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.,
This project examined the impact of feedback on the gasoline consumption of a large segment of the population. Every evening during the 6:00 news, a local television station displ…

A Weekly Doorstep Recycling Collection; "I Had no Idea we Could!"

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Adam D Read. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, v.26, (1999) p.217-249.
Currently the U.K. is faced with the problem of how to handle increasing amounts of solid waste and decreasing landfill area used to dispose of these wastes. In this case, the suc…

Encouraging Environmentally Friendly Shopping using Prompts, Commitment and Norms

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Customers at a Zehr's supermarket in Kitchener, Ontario were encouraged to purchase environmentally friendly products. 168 products were identified that either had least-waste pac…

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