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Understanding public participation in source separation of waste : implications for the implementation of waste management policies with particular focus on Malta and Sweden Fenech, Margaret

By: Fenech, MargaretPublication details: Lund Lunds universitet, 2002; Internationella miljöinstitutet, ; Rapport 2002:05, Description: 727 KBSubject(s): Sweden | Waste product | Public participation | | Online resources: Publikation/Publication Abstract: Separation of waste at source is a common feature of modern waste management systems. The success of this system is dependent upon the participation of the public in source separation of waste. The objective of this research is to identify and analyse the different factors that motivate and/or deter people to engage in recycling behaviour and through this help ensure a better chance of success for these policies. These factors are then applied to the context of Malta and Sweden and analysed according to the situation prevailing in these countries. The research identifies the importance of knowledge and information to influence recycling behaviour.
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Separation of waste at source is a common feature of modern waste management systems. The success of this system is dependent upon the participation of the public in source separation of waste. The objective of this research is to identify and analyse the different factors that motivate and/or deter people to engage in recycling behaviour and through this help ensure a better chance of success for these policies. These factors are then applied to the context of Malta and Sweden and analysed according to the situation prevailing in these countries. The research identifies the importance of knowledge and information to influence recycling behaviour.

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