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Public understanding and its effect on recycling performance in Hampshire and Milton Keynes

Thomas, Christine (2001). Public understanding and its effect on recycling performance in Hampshire and Milton Keynes. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 32(3-4) pp. 259–274.

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Improving the recycling rate might be the primary aim of 'recycling targets', but good diversion from disposal can be achieved in different ways. Public participation is obviously critical to success; however it is not just how many people participate, but how well they do so, that is important. Analysis of public attitude research gave insight into how effectively recyclers were participating, and examined levels of public understanding. These were correlated with design parameters and publicity and education strategies to try to identify aspects of successful schemes that led to high quality of participation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2001 Elsevier Science B. V.
ISSN: 0921-3449
Keywords: diversion rates; kerbside recycling; participation; public understanding
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 3665
Depositing User: Pat Shah
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 18:17
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