The Science of Getting People to Use the Bin

Original Stream Date: March 13, 2014

Webinar Summary:

Take a deep dive into the radical impact of bin placement and effective signage on campus recycling rates. University of California, Merced shared lessons learned from the various experiements that they’ve done with staff and students on campus to develop highly effective signage on their public space bins. Clemson University spoke about the significant and sustained increase in recycling rates they’ve realized after removing trash bins from classrooms and offices, and share what they did to earn recycling a seat at the building-design table.


Matthew Hirota, Waste Reduction/Recycling Coordinator, University of California, Merced
Tom Jones, Director of Custodial, Recycling and Special Events, Clemson University


Getting People to Use the Bin Webinar Powerpoint



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