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Report: Maximizing recycling participation to reduce waste to landfill: a study of small to medium-sized enterprises in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Parsons, S and Kriwoken, L (2010) Report: Maximizing recycling participation to reduce waste to landfill: a study of small to medium-sized enterprises in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Waste Management & Research, 28 (5). pp. 472-477. ISSN 0734-242X
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Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia face many barriers to recycling participation. This
study first investigated the volumes and types of waste produced by SMEs. Significant barriers were then identified and key
motivators to recycle examined. Using the Australia New Zealand Standard of Industrial Classification, stratified sampling of
SMEs (n = 436) was undertaken. Inadequate storage space, paucity of readily available information on recycling services and
the lack of staff allocated to sort and recycle were identified as major barriers. Cardboard, paper and plastic waste were produced
in large volumes with only a small percentage being recycled and these were identified as target areas for local government.
Recommendations include the appointment of a dedicated recycling officer to maximize recycling participation for the
reduction of waste to landfill and to undertake further research on minimizing recycling costs.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Waste Management & Research|
|Page Range:||pp. 472-477|
|Identification Number - DOI:||10.1177/0734242X08099336|
Copyright © 2010 SAGE Publications
|Date Deposited:||19 Sep 2011 00:41|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:22|
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