Why it's near impossible for me to recycle
I'm a huge advocate for recycling, yet in the apartment complex I live in it's near impossible for me to recycle. The 5 phases of my recycling is shown visually in the comic I illustrated below.
Although very immediate things such as installing recycling depots on every floor in my apartment complex is possible, that's not where I'm focusing my problem. The aspect that I find interesting is my motivation and ability to remain optimistic throughout the process. If there was a way that gives feedback to people's good recycling behaviour (offer motivational reward), it may spark larger change. For example, what if every week the waste depots would let us know how much our floor recycled last week and what impact that has done.
Example: what if every time we went to the bin it displayed: 'you recycled over 5kg of plastic last week; that's one plastic chair!'.