Littering as a Function of Prior Litter and the Presence or Absence of Prohibitive Signs

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Reiter, S. M. & Samuel, W. (1980). Littering as a function of prior litter and the presence or absence of prohibitive signs . Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 10, 1, 45-55.
The purpose of the present study was to determine the effect on littering behavior of (1) two ways of antilitter signs and (2) the condition of the environment (littered vs. unlit…

Clinical Validation and Cognitive Elaboration: Signs That Encourage Sustained Recycling

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Werner, Carol M.; Stoll, Robert; Birch, Paul; White, Paul H. (2002). Clinical Validation and Cognitive Elaboration: Signs That Encourage Sustained Recycling. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 24, 3, 185 – 203.
Three field experiments coupled the clinical psychology concept of validation with Elaboration Likelihood Model-Heuristic-Systematic Model theorizing to increase the influence of …

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 …

Innovative Litter Signs

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Unknown April 10, 2008 10:21 AM
Hi, I have the task of producing signs to try to help prevent littering. They are to be placed at key recreational points/parks that front our river. These areas are consiste…

Orphan Oil

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Derrick Mains Scottsdale December 20, 2007 08:15 PM
I am currently working on a major oil recycling initative for the U.S. in partnership with the oil industry, trade associations, some of the national collectors and larger retaile…

The Effect of the Nordic Swan Label on Consumers

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The Swan label did indeed have a significant effect on Danish consumers

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.
There was an increase of over 50% in the weight of recycled paper following the implementation of prompts and proximity.

Using Verbal and Visual Prompts to Reduce Litter in High Schools in Perth, Australia

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Houghton, S. (1993). Using verbal and visual prompts to control littering in high schools. Educational Studies, 19, 3, 247-254.
Verbal and visual prompts were most effective when used in combination. On average, the number of littered items was reduced to 2.5 in the cafeteria compared to 7.3 items before …

Encouraging Environmentally Friendly Shopping using Prompts, Commitment and Norms

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Analysis of electronic inventories indicated that the prompts did not increase the purchase of targeted items. That is, items that were identified with shelf-talkers (prompts) as…

Washington State Promotes the Purchase of Recycled Content Products With Prompts in the "Get in the Loop, Buy Recycled" Program

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King County commission for Marketing Recyclable Materials & Atwood, A. M. (1994). Consumer research survey: Knowledge, attitudes, and purchase of recycled-content products. King County Commission for Marketing Recyclable Materials.
During the 1994-1995 program year, "Get in the L, Buy Recycled" has a budget of US$ 275,000. Funding for the campaign came from the State of Washington, participating recycled pr…

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