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Increasing Recycling in Academic Buildings: A Systematic Replication

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Timothy D. Ludwig Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
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Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: We placed recycling receptacles in two locations in academic buildings and studied recycling behavior within an ABA multiple baseline design. During baseline, recycling receptacles were placed in a central location. During the intervention, receptacles were moved into classrooms where beverages were primarily consumed. Baseline conditions were then reinstated. The percentage of cans recycled daily increased during intervention and returned to near-baseline levels during withdrawal. The percentage of cans discarded daily in the trash decreased during the intervention and increased to near-baseline levels during withdrawal. Implications of this study include making recycling more convenient in institutional settings.

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Ludwig, T.D., Gray, T.W., & Rowell, A. (1998). Increasing recycling in academic buildings: A systematic replication. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 31(4): 683-686. (Winter 1998) Published by the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (ISSN: 1938-3703). DOI: 10.1901/jaba.1998.31-683
Language: English
Date: 1998