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Maximising 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) Maximising recycling participation to reduce waste to landfill: a study of small to medium-sized enterprises in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Waste Managment and 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.
|Keywords:||Waste, recycling, small to medium enterprises, Tasmania, wmr 1266–1|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Waste Managment and Research|
|Page Range:||pp. 472-477|
|Identification Number - DOI:||10.1177/0734242X08099336|
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|Date Deposited:||15 Jun 2010 06:19|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:11|
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