Unlocking Recycling's Potential: A Workshop on Behavior Change, Habits, and Equity

Join The Recycling Partnership February 21-22, 2024, in Palo Alto, California for an exclusive, in-person workshop addressing the growing need for effective and inclusive recycling programs.  

In a world where environmental sustainability has become a pressing concern, the need for more effective recycling programs is greater than ever. Every year, approximately 15 million tons of recyclable materials in the U.S. end up in landfills due largely to resident behaviors rooted in confusion and a lack of confidence about what and how to recycle properly. This introduction to behavioral insight, with a strong emphasis on equity, will equip attendees with the knowledge and tools they need to drive sustainable behavior change in their recycling programs.  

Who Should Attend

Waste and recycling leaders, coordinators, and professionals from:

  • Local, regional, and state government
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Higher education institutions
  • Haulers and recycling facilities  
  • Private organizations including advisors and consultants

What You’ll Learn 

  1. Behavioral Insights for Sustainability: Gain a deep understanding of how applying a behavioral lens can enhance the effectiveness of recycling programs, ensuring no one is left behind.
  2. Behavior-Centered Design: Learn about the six behavioral levers and the underlying principles that drive change, with a specific focus on equity considerations.
  3. Motivations and Barriers: Discover the key behavioral motivations and barriers residents face when it comes to recycling and explore strategies to address them effectively.
  4. Equitable Outreach: Conceptualize engagement and outreach with diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in mind.
  5. Real-World Application: Look at real-world data that can lead to increasing resident recycling participation.

Actionable Solutions: Identify next steps for applying Behavior-Centered Design to create solutions tailored to local recycling programs. 

Learn More and Register

02/21/2024 - 12:00am to 02/22/2024 - 11:45pm
Palo Alto, California
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