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Enhancing engagement with community sector organisations working in sustainable waste management: a case study

Dururu, J., Anderson, C., Bates, M. P., Montasser, W. and Tudor, T. L. (2015) Enhancing engagement with community sector organisations working in sustainable waste management: a case study. Waste Management & Research. 33(3), pp. 284-290. 0734-242X.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: Voluntary and community sector organisations are increasingly being viewed as key agents of change in the shifts towards the concepts of resource efficiency and circular economy, at the community level. Using a meta-analysis and questionnaire surveys across three towns in the East Midlands of England, namely Northampton, Milton Keynes and Luton, this study aimed to understand public engagement with these organisations. The findings suggest that these organisations play a significant and wide-spread role, not only with regard to sustainable environmental management, but also a social role in community development and regeneration. The surveys indicated that there were generally high levels of awareness of the organisations and strong engagement with them. Clothes were the items most donated. Key reasons for engagement included the financial value offered and the perception that it helped the environment. However, potential limitations in future public engagement were also determined and recommendations for addressing these suggested.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Third sector organisations, sustainability, England, sustainable waste management, resource efficiency
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD783 Municipal refuse. Solid wastes > TD793.9 Waste minimisation
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE300 Environmental management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD72 Economic growth, development, planning > HD75.6 Environmental economics. Sustainable development
Creators: Dururu, John, Anderson, Craig, Bates, Margaret P, Montasser, Waleed and Tudor, Terry L
Publisher: SAGE
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Environment
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > China and Emerging Economies Centre
Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Environmental Science
Date: March 2015
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 284-290
Journal or Publication Title: Waste Management & Research
Volume: 33
Number: 3
Language: English
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0734242X14567504
ISSN: 0734-242X
Status: Published / Disseminated
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/7408

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