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Household Waste Sorting and Engagement in Everyday Life Occupations After Migration—A Scoping Review

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Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery, University of Borås, SE-501 90 Borås, Sweden
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Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Section for Health and Rehabilitation, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
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Sustainability 2019, 11(17), 4701; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11174701
Received: 15 July 2019 / Revised: 23 August 2019 / Accepted: 27 August 2019 / Published: 29 August 2019
The aim of this scoping review was to gain an overview of the current state of the literature on the engagement in waste sorting post migration from an occupational perspective, in the light of two aspects sustainability efforts currently face: Increased human migration and environmental degradation. Both the resource recovery and occupational science literature were reviewed and analyzed. However, despite the current lack on studies on how migrants’ transition into waste sorting schemes at the household level, this scoping review was able to provide a broad picture of the engagement in daily activities that support sustainability, such as household waste sorting. Given the current initiatives to develop efficient resource recovery from waste, such knowledge contributes to efforts to engage households with different cultures and experiences in waste sorting. The results highlight the importance of future research to better understand how people who are new to waste management schemes experience these, and study the way that engagement in waste sorting shifts and transforms. This is because providing such knowledge can contribute to raising awareness of the environmental impact of waste sorting, and inform policies aimed at sustainable waste management. View Full-Text
Keywords: resource recovery; occupational science; immigration; waste sorting; sustainability resource recovery; occupational science; immigration; waste sorting; sustainability
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Hellwig, C.; Häggblom-Kronlöf, G.; Bolton, K.; Rousta, K. Household Waste Sorting and Engagement in Everyday Life Occupations After Migration—A Scoping Review. Sustainability 2019, 11, 4701.

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