Office of Environmental Sustainability
The new PAPER Toss game for Administrative Officers
16 December 2011
To: Staff Members
Providing deskside recycling containers is a cost-effective procedure with long-term maintenance and program survival.1,2 As such, it is practiced in Republic Polytechnic and Yale University.
Figure 1: Trash bin paired with recycling bin at Republic Polytechnic
|However, increasing number of receptacles (trash and paper recycling) will increase the workload for our housekeepers, who are often elderly.
How can we effectively recycle more paper without increasing the workload of our housekeepers?
1 Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis (1994, 27, 153 -160) Office Paper Recycling: A Function of Container Proximity by Kevin J. Brothers and Patricia J. Krantz & Lynn E. McClannahan
2 Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis ( 1998, 31, 682-686) Increasing Recycling in Academic buildings: A systematic replication by Timothy D. Ludwig, Timothy W.Gray and Allison Rowell.