The Use of Prompts in Increasing Recycling in Academic University Departments

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Austin, J., Hatfield, D. B., Grindle, A. C., & Bailey, J. S. (1993). Increasing recycling in office environments: The effects of specific, informative cues. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 26, 2, 247-253.
In the first department, recycling behavior improved by 54% as compared to the baseline. In the second department, recycling by 17% when the sign prompts were four metres away an…

Clean Builder Program

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The project was launched on August 2, 1997 in conjunction with the Eastern Newfoundland Home Builders Association Ltd. and St. John's Clean and Beautiful. Currently there are 14 C…

Motivating Community Recycling: New Zealand Curbside Trial

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Groups 2 and 3, the verbal commitment groups, recycled considerably more than the control group (who were not asked for a verbal commitment). Only 47% of the participants in group…

Waste Wise Program

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Since the onset of the Waste Wise program in 1994, partners have reported strong waste prevention and recycling collection results. In addition to natural resource conservation an…

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

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All 7,500 souvenir cups were sold and it was estimated that visitors, took over 5,000 home. Staff also counted 500 refills. The remaining cups, collected for recycling were made…

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…

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…

The Seafood Watch Program

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Since the program's inception in 2000, over 1,000,000 West coast Seafood Watch pocket guides have been distributed. The pocket guide is available at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and …

Energy and Water Reduction: "Green" Hotels

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At most hotels participation with the towel and sheet cards has been 70 to 90%. This high level of participation translates into a 5% savings on utilities alone at most hotels. …

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