Food waste produces methane in landfills, accounting for 1.5-2.0% of net global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions in 2010. In developing countries 40-65% of household waste can be food waste, especially from preparation, since pre-prepared food is less common. Different waste management strategies are used worldwide to get householders to separate out their food waste, including the restriction of permitted times and places for depositing household waste (e.g. 6-7pm daily at kerbside, only). Here we evaluate a Certain Time, Certain Place (CTCP) intervention used across a sample of six communities randomly allocated from a cohort in one district of Shanghai. Mixed methods are used, with directly-measured tonnages pre-and post-implementation, and site observations and open interviews of stakeholders to elicit perceived relevant factors. Quantitative results show no statistically significant impact on waste sorting performance. Relevant themes which emerged are: time period arrangements; supervision of waste stations; attitude of the assistant cleaners. These...
Depositing waste in "certain place" at "certain time": does this policy improve recycling performance?
M. K. Harder, Department of Environmental Science & Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Shaoqing Bian, Yunshu Xue, Changjun Li, Wenhao Wu, Zongliang Ma, Okoro, J. O., Harder, M. K.; Depositing waste in "certain place" at "certain time": does this policy improve recycling performance?. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2022; doi:
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