This report, Recycling in real life, shares the findings of an in-depth ethnographic research study with residents of purpose-built flats across London. Using 24/7 kitchen cameras, this project delivered a unique insight into real-life recycling behaviours.
The study was carried out as part of the Making recycling work for people in flats research project.
Watch this short introduction film on how the ethnographic research study was conducted:
About the Making recycling work for people in flats research project
This two-year research project was delivered by ReLondon in partnership with housing association Peabody and six inner London boroughs.
The aim was to better understand the barriers to recycling for people who live in purpose-built flats and identify practical measures that could be taken by housing providers, building managers and service providers to remove those barriers. The desired outcome was to improve the quantity and quality of recycling collected from purpose-built flats across the capital.
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