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Strategies for promoting anti-littering among students at the University of Waterloo

TitleStrategies for promoting anti-littering among students at the University of Waterloo
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsJibb, A. J., and R. R. Gilbert
Keywordsanti-littering, litter, recycling, University of Waterloo, waste, waste management
Abstract

In the Waterloo region, litter has become a major issue for household owner’s and has drawn attention of city council. Since the region has a limited amount of resources at their disposal, they have chosen to focus on the education and communication aspects of litter… The purpose of this study is to construct strategies that will promote anti-littering among University of Waterloo students living off-campus. The rationale for promoting anti-littering among students is that if students were to carry out proper waste and recycling garbage disposal, then it would save the Region thousands of dollars and time. If students were to receive adequate recycling, the Region would have to spend less money on waste management and would not have to point fingers at students. The University of Waterloo is situated in the North West region of Waterloo in south-western Ontario. The University currently has an enrollment total of 22,663 students. Current and past efforts have been made to improve the university’s overall community orientate profile... For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca