The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations Inc. (NACRO) is the peak organisation for Australian charities that recycle clothing, furniture, household and workplace goods to provide for the disadvantaged a
"While most manga end up in second hand bookstores or the paper recycling bin, Japanese artist Koshi Kawachi has thought of a way to literally fill the faded pages of these comic books with new life by turning them into colorful seedbeds, a process w
We are largely unconscious of our daily habits - they are automatic.
Using a technique called Implementation Intentions we recently enabled people to change to more sustainable habits in the home - laundry, showering and wasting less food - throug
Article 1: See image for key points
Intro examines Internal & External Motivators (what makes you do a task) and Internal and External Facilitators (what helps you complete the task).
Page 6 looks at physical barriers and peer pre
No onsite recycling at apartment. No idea how to get a bin if they wanted to start and where to take it. Don't want recyclables sitting in apartment all week.
Guy said manager at a restaurant wanted to change a habi
Charles Duhigg's excellent _The Power of Habit_ breaks down the components of a habit to help us understand them and change them.
Habits are part of a loop:
There's a CUE (feeling anxious)
There's a ROUTINE (smoking)
There's a REWARD (relief).
Our traditional approach to the design of policy, systems, services, environments, and products isn’t going to serve us well in the 21st Century. As a result we are going to have to evolve the practice of design to shape behaviour for a preferable fu
In all of the shared houses and family group living environments I have lived in, I have noticed one central and all important factor which gets the whole group to recycle. One person - on behalf of everyone else - gets a recycling bin organised, wor
With household recycling in the UK, you find that big clusters of streets/houses will all be recycling perfectly, putting all their little boxes and bags out neatly, in a line, correctly and and on time for collection, and then you encounter another
I have been involved in a number of discussions and while directly engaging with consumers been asked a number of times, questions relating to messaging. The problem that comes with messaging in the current age is that its able to be found where ever
My hometown supermarket has a new recycling bin where you can donate old shopping bags that people can then use for their own groceries. It's a great initiative to build community spirit and it shows how communities can collectively reduce, reuse an
Engaging in recycling seems a habit just as doing more sports or eating more healthy. We know a lot about habits. One guy, James Clear who I met a few years ago at the St. Symposium, developed quite deep expertise in habits and how to change them. He
A presentation on Online Pledging from the University of Nebraska Medical Center talked about the natural tendency/preference of humans to act consistently. In essence, we typically follow through with what we say we are going to do. Obviously, this
I live in a house share with 6 individuals, we don't make up a family unit and no one is responsible for anything specific. As I am passionate about recycling and the environment I happily take charge to ensure we recycle but it can be a challenge. T