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What really drives people to recycle?

Posted at 12:11 PM on July 16, 2010 by Michael Caputo

It was a simple question, really. "What does it take to improve the rate of recycling in Minnesota?"

Our Insight Now community really took off on this one. We heard about:

The need to buy recycled products as half the equation.

How we have maxed out on peer pressure as a means to get people to recycle (check out the comment about Kamikaze pilots here).

Making recycling into a community service works.

How laws only bully... and economics need to take centerstage in the recycling cause.

So we thought to throw this one out to sources in MPR's Public Insight Network and see what else we could learn.

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