ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 1 & 2 RECYCLING SURVEY

The following survey is to collect information for a project for ERS 285: "Greening the Campus." A project about cans, P.E.T(plastic bottles), and glass (NOT including paper) recycling is being conducted and will use this information to determine how recycling presently occurs. The research will also try to identify what changes are needed to improve recycling in the Environmental Studies buildings 1 and 2.
 

Faculty: _______________      Department: _______________   Student     Staff    Teacher    Other

1.   Are you aware that there are three recycling containers together at each recycling location in ES 1 and 2 (Newspaper, Glass, and P.E.T/Cans)?
        Yes
         No
        Try to
 
2.  Do you follow the instructions for appropriate materials at each recycling bin?
        Yes
        No
        Try to follow     What is the Problem?:______________________________________________

3.  I think that recycling bins in Environmental Studies buildings 1 and 2 are:
        Easy to find
        Relatively easy to find
        Not easy to find

4.  Approximately what level of garbage in a recycling bin is okay? (Circle).

    0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

5.  Approximately what level of "recyclables" in the wrong recycling bin is okay? (Circle).

    0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

6.  If I cannot find the proper recycling bin, I:
        Place it in any recycling bin
        Keep it until I find the bin with the proper label
        Throw it in the garbage
        Leave it wherever I am
        Take it home to recycle or reuse
        Leave it wherever and hope that someone else will recycle it
        Other: __________________________________________

7.  If there is an item in the wrong recycling bin, will it be sorted out?
         Yes
          No
        Donít Know

     If yes, do the custodians sort the bins?
         Yes
         No
         Donít Know

8.  Do custodians put recyclable materials they find in ES 1 and 2 into recycling bins?
        Yes
        No
        Donít Know

9.  Is it easier to find a garbage can or a recycling bin?
        Easier to find garbage
        Easier to find recycling bin
        Equally easy to find

10.  Can you find a recycling bin when you need one?
        Most of the Time
        All of the Time
        Some of the Time

11.  Can you find a garbage can when you need one?
        Most of the Time
        All of the Time
        Some of the Time

12.  Are you willing to carry what you want to recycle until you find a recycling bin?
         Most of the Time
         All of the Time
        Some of the Time

        If no, is it because:
              Recycling is Inconvenient
              Recycling is not Important
              Recycling is both Inconvenient and Unimportant
              Other: ____________________________________

13.  I think that:
        There are enough recycling bins available in ES 1
        There are not enough bins available in ES 1
 

14.  I think that:
        There are enough recycling bins available in ES 2
        There are not enough bins available in ES 2

15.  Which of the following materials can be combined in a recycling bin?
          Cans and Glass
          Glass and P.E.T.
          Cans and P.E.T.
          Other _______________________________________________

16.  Are you aware of the following recycling bin locations in ES? If yes, please check:
         1. Coffeeshop
         2. Courtyard
         3. Top of third floor stairs (ES 1)
         4. Outside the copy shop in Architecture
         5. Ring road entrance to ES 2
         6. Outside the buildings, between ES 1 and ES 2

17.  If you have used location #6, the recycling bins outside the buildings, do you read the label on the bin lid?
         Yes
         No

18.  Are you aware of any problems with recycling?
             Yes: ____________________________________________________
             No

19.  If you knew that: a) recyclable materials left as litter in the building do not get recycled
      and  b) any wrong materials in recycling get sorted at cost to UW,

        Would that change your behaviour in favor of recycling?
              Yes       No