Innovative Uses of Compost: Using Microorganisms Instead of Pesticides for Farming

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Although there are no clear results concerning the effect this had on the farming community, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, more and more farmers are decreasing…

Encouraging Bag Reuse at Shop Rite Supermarkets in New York City

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Since 1990, the bag reuse rate has increased from five million bags per year to about 8.4 million bags per year in 1998. Approximately 182 ShopRite stores now participate in the p…

Recycling at Festivals and Public Events

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The Waste Management Branch provided staff to train festival volunteers to handle and store recyclable materials. Attendants and volunteers stood in front of the bins to accept ma…

Only Pay For What You Throw Away: Three Different Approaches to Waste Disposal

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Biocycle (1989) February Issue, pp.39-41.
In Woodstock, Illinois, the resistance diminished after the first six months and people thought it made sense and saved money. Four hundred people were surveyed demonstrating that…

Michigan's Mandatory Deposit Legislation

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The Environment Goes to Market: The Implementation of Economic Incentives for Pollution Control. National Academy of Public Administration, 1994. Pg.138-159.
Recently, Michigan’s container deposit program had an estimated return rate of 93-95 percent (approximately 10 percent higher than other states). The amount of litter and the volu…

Motivating Businesses to Reduce Waste and Recycle

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Overall member assessment of Green Works benefits Members were asked to rate a list of Green Works benefits on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being very low benefit, and 5 being ver…

Turn it Off: Anti-Idling Project Using Commitment, Prompts and Norms

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This project had three separate conditions. Two Kiss and Ride sites and two schools served as controls and received none of the above materials. In a second condition, two Kiss a…

Food For Thought (And Action!) Program

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In all, 366 households pledged, an outstanding response. Ninety-two percent felt more informed, 95% fulfilled all or some of their pledge and 94% planned to continue the actions t…

Feather River Water and Air Quality Project

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As a result of the Feather River Water and Air Quality Project, there were significant water savings due to improved irrigation practises. While specific results were not availab…

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…

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