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Key Factors In Household Recycling Behaviour In An Expanding Kerbside Recycling Scheme

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030911

Volume

67

Pages

14

Published

2003

Size

736.14 kb

Author(s)

T.C. Woollam, A. Emery, A.J. Griffiths & K.P. Williams

Abstract

Key factors in household recycling behaviour in an expanding kerbside recycling scheme T. C. Woollam, A. Emery, A. J. Griffiths & K. P. Williams Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardif University, Wales, UK Abstract Local authorities in the UK are introducing or expanding voluntary kerbside collection schemes for recyclable material. Thls is an attempt to divert as much of the household waste recyclable element as possible, to meet UK statutory recycling targets. This paper looks at the key factors surrounding household recycling behaviour in a new kerbside collection scheme located in a typical South Wales valley community. An investigation of behaviour and attitude towards 'recycling' was conducted. A door to door household survey questioned householders about to be included in the new scheme, it examined current recycling behaviour and practices, assessed the importance of recycling and investigated the anticipated participation. The behaviour of householders in the new weekly collection schem

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