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

Journal article
Authors C. Hellwig
Greta Häggblom Kronlöf
K. Bolton
K. Rousta
Published in Sustainability
Volume 11
Issue 17
ISSN 2071-1050
Publication year 2019
Published at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Health and Rehabilitation
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.3390/su11174701
Keywords resource recovery, occupational science, immigration, waste sorting, sustainability, recycling behavior, climate-change, solid-waste, participation, determinants, motivation, nonparticipation, sustainability, responsibility, collection, Science & Technology - Other Topics, Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Subject categories Environmental Sciences, Environmental Health and Occupational Health

Abstract

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.

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