Recycling as appropriate behavior: a review of survey data from selected recycling education programs in Michigan

The University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1115 U.S.A.
Resources Conservation and Recycling (Impact Factor: 2.32). 01/1990; DOI: 10.1016/0921-3449(90)90022-V
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ABSTRACT Data from surveys conducted by six separate recycling education programs funded under the Clean Michigan Fund are compared. The findings indicate that a strong pro-recycling attitude exists among the populations sampled with a significant percentage of respondents planning to increase their level of recycling in the future. To aid this increase in participation these data suggest that education efforts should focus on helping people become more familiar with the details of how to recycle. And finally, these data support the idea that efforts to promote waste reduction and recycling behavior should focus on non-monetary motives.

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