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Creative people are developing  home  shredders which reduce the volume of plastic recyclables. Some of these shredders even transform bottles into sources of raw material for 3d modeling printers!

Creative people are developing home shredders which reduce the volume of plastic recyclables. Some of these shredders even transform bottles into sources of raw material for 3d modeling printers!

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When researching behaviour change, BJ Fogg breaks down behaviour into three main components:  Motivation, Ability and Triggers.  This framework is useful for looking at the different opportunities when designing for recycling behaviour change.

When researching behaviour change, BJ Fogg breaks down behaviour into three main components: Motivation, Ability and Triggers. This framework is useful for looking at the different opportunities when designing for recycling behaviour change.

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Too many recycling campaigns are trying to change too much at once, whereas the biggest challenge is to get people recycle anything, even a single type of waste, which requires them to change their habits

Too many recycling campaigns are trying to change too much at once, whereas the biggest challenge is to get people recycle anything, even a single type of waste, which requires them to change their habits

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Found this interesting article on the top 5 reasons why people do not recycle.

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-reasons-why-people-dont-recycle-and-5-reasons-they-should.html

Found this interesting article on the top 5 reasons why people do not recycle. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-reasons-why-people-dont-recycle-and-5-reasons-they-should.html

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I came along this project in the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" recently. A new quarter in the Finish capital has no garbage cans, but a system of colored containers and tubes - called Rööri - that directly suck the garbage in the right bigger co

I came along this project in the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" recently. A new quarter in the Finish capital has no garbage cans, but a system of colored containers and tubes - called Rööri - that directly suck the garbage in the right bigger co

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"Planned obsolescence" is the concept of designing a product with a limited useful life, so that it will become useless after a certain period of time. For instance, when your smart phone gets slower it is because of a single little part of it. Howev

"Planned obsolescence" is the concept of designing a product with a limited useful life, so that it will become useless after a certain period of time. For instance, when your smart phone gets slower it is because of a single little part of it. Howev

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Auhan, a hypermarket chain in Europe, used barcodes on their supermarket dockets to link consumers to their sustainability report.    How might we use similar technology to empower the consumer with knowledge about the impacts of recycling at the che

Auhan, a hypermarket chain in Europe, used barcodes on their supermarket dockets to link consumers to their sustainability report. How might we use similar technology to empower the consumer with knowledge about the impacts of recycling at the che

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Keeping with Mozilla's mission to provide the world with open source technology and tools, the design firm Nosigner has "...not only created a set of original furniture but an entire 'open source office' using commonly available objects and throwing

Keeping with Mozilla's mission to provide the world with open source technology and tools, the design firm Nosigner has "...not only created a set of original furniture but an entire 'open source office' using commonly available objects and throwing

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You don't have to go to a fancy nursery to start greening your home. In fact, chances are you have everything already in your house or apartment to kickstart your own nursery. All you need is a few seeds, a little soil, a good light source, and some

You don't have to go to a fancy nursery to start greening your home. In fact, chances are you have everything already in your house or apartment to kickstart your own nursery. All you need is a few seeds, a little soil, a good light source, and some

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The main reason people don't recycle at home is because it is slightly less convenient than throwing everything into one trash can. People aren't willing to resist their lazy habits for unobservable, infinitesimally small environmental benefit.

The main reason people don't recycle at home is because it is slightly less convenient than throwing everything into one trash can. People aren't willing to resist their lazy habits for unobservable, infinitesimally small environmental benefit.

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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).

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).

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