A survey of public attitudes to recycling in Glasgow (U.K.)

Belton, Valerie and Crowe, Derek V. and Matthews, Rolf and Scott, Susan (1994) A survey of public attitudes to recycling in Glasgow (U.K.). Waste Management and Research, 12 (4). pp. 351-367. ISSN 0734-242X

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Abstract

This paper describes a research project carried out to investigate the public use of waste recycling banks in Glasgow, U.K. The objective was to find out who was using the banks, and why, and to suggest ways of encouraging more people to use them. Interviews were conducted, with both users and non-users of the banks, at a number of sites in the north-west of the city. The results provided an insight into how the banks were used, what type of people were involved in recycling and what they thought about the operation of the scheme. The reasons given for non-participation were also obtained. A number of conclusions were drawn and recommendations were then made on how to encourage more people to use the banks.