Curbside Recycling in the U.S.A.: Convenience and Mandatory Participation

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Everett, J. W. & Peirce, J. (1993). Curbside recycling in the U.S.A.: Convenience and mandatory participation. Waste Management & Research, 11, 49-61.
This research examines the relationship between the success of a residential curbside recycling program (RCRP), measured as material recovery rate (MRR), and two program factors: …

Factors Influencing Community Residents' Participation in Commingled Curbside Recycling Programs

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Gamba, R. J., & Oskamp, S. (1994). Factors influencing community residents' participation in commingled curbside recycling programs. Environment and Behavior, 26, 5, 587-612.
Examined specific motives for recycling (RCY) and actual RCY behavior in a suburb with a new commingled RCY program. A survey of environmental and RCY attitudes and knowledge and …

The Social Context of Recycling

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Derksen, L. & Gartrell, J. (1993). The social context of recycling. American Sociological Review, 58, 3, 434-442.
Examined the role of social context in the link between individual attitudes about the environment and recycling behavior by comparing communities that vary in their access to rec…

Development and Analysis of a Community-Based Resource Recovery Program

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Jacobs, H. E., Bailey, J. S., & Crews, J. I. (1984). Development and analysis of a community-based resource recovery program. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 17, 2, 127-145.
Five studies were conducted over a 10-mo period to determine the effectiveness of specific procedures in encouraging recycling among residential neighborhoods. Ss were selected fr…

An Evaluation of Three Litter Control Procedures - Trash Receptacles, Paid Workers, and the Marked Item Technique

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Bacon-Prue, A., Blount, R., Pickering, D., & Drabman, R. S. (1980). An evaluation of three litter control procedures - trash receptacles, paid workers, and the marked item technique. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 13, 1, 165-170.
Assessed the effectiveness of 3 litter (L) control procedures on the grounds of a residential facility for the mentally retarded. 57 areas were divided into 5 groups according to …

Deriving Interventions on the Basis of Factors Influencing Behavioral Intentions for Waste Recycling, Composting, and Reuse in Cuba

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Mosler, H., Tamas, A., Tobias, R., Rodríguez, T., & Miranda, O. (2008). Deriving interventions on the basis of factors influencing behavioral intentions for waste recycling, composting, and reuse in Cuba. Environment and Behavior, 40(4), 522-544.
In this article the authors study existing waste-disposal intentions and behavior-influencing factors at the household level in Santiago de Cuba. The authors analyze the perceived…

Food and Non-Edible, Compostable Waste in a University Dining Facility

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Sarjahani, A., Serrano, E. L. & Johnson, R. (2009). Food and Non-Edible, Compostable Waste in a University Dining Facility. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, (4)1, 95-102.
National data indicate that 91 billion pounds of food are lost by consumers and food service annually. With growing concerns about the environment, economy, and food production, i…

Changing Homeowners' Behaviors Involving Toxic Household Chemicals: A Psychological, Multilevel Approach

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Werner, C., & Adams, D. (2001). Changing homeowners' behaviors involving toxic household chemicals: A psychological, multilevel approach. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP), 1(1), 1-32.
We describe an education and behavior change program with a multi-level approach. The program goal is to change how people think about, use, store, and dispose of toxic household …

Altruistic, Egoistic, and Normative Effects on Curbside Recycling

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Ewing, G. (2001). Altruistic, egoistic, and normative effects on curbside recycling. Environment and Behavior, 33(6), 733-764. doi:10.1177/00139160121973223.
Notes that how altruistic, normative, and egoistic factors affect households' participation in curbside recycling has been shown to depend on how participation is measured. A stud…

Implementing a Community-Based Social Marketing Program to Increase Recycling

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Haldeman, T. & Turner, J. (2009). Implementing a community-based social marketing program to increase recycling. Social Marketing Quarterly, 15(3), 114-127.
This article examines the effectiveness of implementing a community-based social marketing program to increase recycling. Researchers went door-to-door in a 200-home community dis…

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