- "As prosperity levels rise, so too does the number of products and services being consumed. For policy makers in waste management facing a growing challenge, it is vital to understand the complex relationship between waste prevention policies and individual behaviour regarding waste generation. This book examines that interplay, taking a close look at the role of motivation, difficulties, values and constraints. The first part of the book explores the theoretical framework, policy, barriers and facilitators for waste prevention behaviour. The second part presents in-depth case studies from three cities (Sao Paulo, Sheffield and Tokyo) examining the contextual factors, behavioural variations among them and the role of motivation and constraints in their populations. The book provides a detailed picture of how waste prevention policies enter the private, domestic sphere, offering insights for generating behavioural change at the household level and thus moving larger communities towards sustainable waste management. The book will be of interest to students and researchers in the areas of environmental policy, management, sociology, psychology, geography, technology and waste studies"-- [Provided by publisher]
Table of Contents:
- Machine generated contents note: 1. introduction to the book
- pt. I Waste prevention policies: an overview
- 2. history of waste
- 3. roots of waste prevention policies
- pt. II Waste prevention behaviour: conceptual issues
- 4. Waste prevention behaviour and social psychology
- 5. Driving forces and barriers for waste prevention behaviour
- pt. III Waste prevention behaviour: case studies
- 6. framework-model for waste prevention behaviour
- 7. Applying the conceptual model: waste prevention behaviour in Sao Paulo, Sheffield and Tokyo
- 8. Goal-directed conservation behaviour and waste prevention behaviour
- pt. IV Conclusion
- 9. effect of improved waste management: material rebound and its causes / Siegmar Otto
- 10. Waste prevention behaviour and fast and frugal heuristics / Konstantinos Katsikopoulos
- 11. Concluding thoughts.
- Item content: English
Routledge studies in waste management and policy
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic reproduction. Ipswich, MA Available via World Wide Web.
Description based on print version record.
- 1 online resource.
- TD793.9 .B67 2015
- 9781315817941 (electronic bk.)
1315817942 (electronic bk.)
9780415737586 (hardback) [Invalid]
0415737583 (hardback) [Invalid]
Other Control Numbers:
- 837886 (source: EbpS)
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