Stimulating Correct Recycling Behaviour


Stimulating Correct Recycling Behaviour

Municipal authorities around the world devote significant money, time, experience and staff passion to improve waste and recycling outcomes in their communities. However, while these excellent efforts generally result in various positive measures such as recognition and recall of activities, positive perceptions of Municipal authority efforts and services and encouraging self-reporting of improvements in knowledge and behaviour, yet still most Municipal authorities are struggling with significantly higher than desired levels of waste generation and rates of contamination and leakage in kerbside recycling bins.

In this webinar, Ms. Jenni Downs explores why it can be so hard to change people's waste and recycling behaviours, drawing on insights from the emerging fields of behavioural economics and psychology. She then presents emerging strategies and tactics that municipal authorities and others can implement to improve recycling behaviours.

Ms. Downes is a Senior Research Consultant at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, at the University of Technology Sydney. She has 10 years’ experience in applied social research, with a focus on evaluation and research to develop effective strategies for household-level, organisational and society-wide change towards sustainable futures. Jenni’s passion is resource use and waste, and she lead’s the Institute’s work in project design and evaluation in this space.

This webinar was held on Thursday, August 30 at 9:00 PM Australia.



Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 17:00

Target groups

Integrated Waste Management