Re-use and repair behaviour in context

Client:
Zero Waste Scotland
Start date:
April 2012
Completed:
September 2012

Zero Waste Scotland asked us to explore peoples’ engagement with the re-use and repair sector in the context of local service provision.

This project represented an exciting opportunity to build on our previous experiences of investigating attitudes and behaviours towards re-use and other waste reduction activities. The research built upon previous research undertaken at a national level, by understanding how the availability and accessibility of local services influences residents’ engagement with re-use and repair.

The research included a face-to-face questionnaire survey and discussion groups with local residents in three study locations in Scotland, which was accompanied by a mapping exercise to understand the extent of service provision in the study areas.

The results of the study were presented to Zero Waste Scotland. They are expected to inform the development of their work with the re-use and repair sectors, including the expansion of the accreditation programme known as Revolve. The results will also inform the expansion of Zero Waste Scotland’s Reuse Hotline, which will improve access to information about re-use and repair services for people living in Scotland.

The reports are available for download from the centre column.

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