Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(12), 2980-2991; doi:10.3390/ijerph6122980
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“This Is Public Health: Recycling Counts!” Description of a Pilot Health Communications Campaign

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Received: 29 September 2009; Accepted: 25 November 2009 / Published: 30 November 2009
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Abstract: This paper describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a pilot recycling campaign. The goal of the campaign was to increase people’s awareness and knowledge about recycling and the link between a healthy environment and the public’s health. A total of 258 individuals attended campaign week events and completed an initial survey. Results identified inconvenience of recycling facility locations as a key barrier to recycling. Post-campaign survey results revealed increased recycling of paper, plastic, glass, and cans (p < 0.05). The majority of participants “agreed” or “strongly agreed” that as a result of campaign messages they had greater awareness about recycling (88.4%) and their recycling efforts increased (61.6%).
Keywords: recycling; environment; health communication; public health
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Chase, N.L.; Dominick, G.M.; Trepal, A.; Bailey, L.S.; Friedman, D.B. “This Is Public Health: Recycling Counts!” Description of a Pilot Health Communications Campaign. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 2980-2991.

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Chase NL, Dominick GM, Trepal A, Bailey LS, Friedman DB. “This Is Public Health: Recycling Counts!” Description of a Pilot Health Communications Campaign. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2009; 6(12):2980-2991.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Chase, Nancy L.; Dominick, Gregory M.; Trepal, Amy; Bailey, Leanne S.; Friedman, Daniela B. 2009. "“This Is Public Health: Recycling Counts!” Description of a Pilot Health Communications Campaign." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 6, no. 12: 2980-2991.

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