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

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…

Waste Wise Program

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…

Oakland, California Adopts a Zero Waste Goal

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The City of Oakland in the State of California, USA, passed a Zero Waste resolution March 7, 2006. Oakland is a port city in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a population of 400,0…

An Investigation of Strategies, Incentives, and Operational Characteristics of Recycling Programs

Kim, S. M. (1995). An investigation of strategies, incentives, and operational characteristics of recycling programs. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, 56, 4-B,
How can municipalities maximize and sustain citizen participation in solid waste recycling programs? Based on survey responses from 71 recycling coordinators, this research provid…

Who Recycles and When? A Review of Personal and Situational Factors

Schultz, P. W., Oskamp, S., & Mainieri, T. (1995). Who recycles and when? A review of personal and situational factors. Journal of Enviornmental Psychology, 15, 2, 105-121.
Reviews 80 studies, published 1969-1995, to examine recyling behaviors as differentiated from attitudes and intentions. The effects on recycling behavior of both personal variabl…

Consumer Recycling Goals and their Effect on Decisions to Recycle: A Means-End Chain Analysis. Special Issue: Psychology, Marketing, and Recycling

Bagozzi, R. P., & Dabholkar, P. A. (1994). Consumer recycling goals and their effect on decisions to recycle: A means-end chain analysis. Special Issue: Psychology, marketing, and recycling. Psychology and Marketing, 11, 4, 313-340.
Means-end chain theory and the laddering methodology were used to derive the goals relevant to consumers for recycling, as well as the interrelations among goals. Data were collec…

Psychological Factors Affecting Paper Recycling by Businesses

Oskamp, S., Williams, R., Unipan, J., Steers, N., Mainieri, T., & Kurland, G. (1994). Psychological factors affecting paper recycling by businesses. Environment and Behavior, 26, 4, 477-503.
Representatives of 92 major companies in Los Angeles County, California were interviewed on 8 practices: separating types of paper, using desktop recycling containers, using large…

Effects of Goal Setting and Commitment on Increasing Metal Recycling

McCaul, K. D. & Kopp, J. T. (1982). Effects of goal setting and commitment on increasing metal recycling. Journal of Applied Psychology, 67, 3, 377-379.
Conducted a field experiment, in which 120 college students were asked to conserve energy by collecting aluminum cans for recycling. Half of the Ss were provided with an explicit …

Litter Reduction: A Review and Integration of the Literature. Special Issue: Litter Control and Recycling

Huffman, K. T., Grossnickle, W. F., Cope, J. G., & Huffman, K. P. (1995). Litter reduction: A review and integration of the literature. Special Issue: Litter control and recycling. Environment and Behavior, 27, 2, 153-183.
Examined 40 articles and 59 studies that employed either an antecedent strategy (ATS) or consequence strategy (CQS) to integrate behavioral and social changes in communities and i…

A Performance Feedback Intervention to Reduce Waste: Performance Data and Participant Responses

Eldridge, L., Lemasters, S. & Szypot, B. (1978). A performance feedback intervention to reduce waste: Performance data and participant responses. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 1, 258-267.
A performance feedback system was designed to reduce waste in a production department. The intervention included a new feedback system, a stated goal, and contingent supervisory p…

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