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…

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…

Home Composting Kitchen Wastes to Reduce Landfill Waste

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The village calculated, with a modest participation level of 25%, they would save $11,000 a year from avoided costs related to reduced trash volume. Currently, 116 households are …

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.
Overall, since the launch of the "Recycling Roadshow" in 1996, the average weekly tonnage of recyclable material collected has risen from 107 tones to 132 tones. The "Recycling Ro…

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.,
During the first three weeks of the experiment, gasoline consumption decreased by 24.8, 27.2 and 37.6%. When the graph was taken off the air for a two-week period, consumption sti…

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…

Baxter Healthcare Corporation Cardiovascular Group (CVG)

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Through source reduction, recycling and composting programs, CVG has been able to reduce its disposal costs considerably. In 1989, disposal costs were determined to be $99,190 U.S…

Winnipeg Folk Fest Reduces Waste with Reusable Mugs and Plates

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This year (2001) the Folk Fest was attended by 41,000 patrons and 1,500 volunteers. Multiply that number by the quanitity of disposable plates and cups that would otherwise have …

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…

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

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Fifty-seven percent of the households interviewed currently participated in the curbside recycling program. In 8 of 11 (73%) of the areas the crews visited, recycling participatio…

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