Friday, January 13, 2012

Motivating others

A recent article in Recycling News changed my view on the reason why some people recycle. I was so surprised to know that it's not necessarily because they want to do the right thing. A city that formerly used bins changed to clear bags and noticed that the amount of recycling in the garbage declined & the vice versa. People want to do the right thing.. or at least they want their neighbor to think they are. No matter the motivation.. it's a pretty interesting tidbit. Who knew.. public perception and public praise (or reprimand) might be the key to greening up our planet.

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