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WASTE REDUCTION QUESTIONNAIRE


Yes/ No
1. Do you support the principle of waste minimisation?

2. Do you believe that more support and funding should be dedicated to waste minimisation initiatives?

3. Do you think that North Tipp Co. Co. should introduce waste collection initiatives designed to reduce the amount of waste residents throw away?

4. Can you suggest any ways you could minimise the waste you produce?

5. Do you agree that the quantity of waste sent for disposal to landfill should be minimised?

6. Do you think that the Co. Co. provides adequate Civic Amenity Recycling Centres?

7. Have you ever availed of the Landfill facilities provided by the Co. Co. at Ballaghvenney

8. Have you ever availed of the Recycling facilities provided by the Co. Co. at Nenagh or Ballaghvenney

9. Do you feel that the opening hours of the Civic Amenity Recycling Centres are adequate to
fulfil your needs?

10. Do you think that the range of materials collected is sufficient?

11. If the answer to question 10 was no, please tell us what other materials should be collected.

12. Do you currently recycle any of your waste at the Bring Banks in Birdhill?

13. If the answer to question 12 was no, do you think you would use the bring banks if there were more facilities to recycle a wider range of goods?
What other items?

14. What items do you find it difficult to dispose of

15. Have you taken any steps to stop the delivery of junk mail/direct mail and/or free newspapers?
If yes, list some of those steps:

16. Do you do anything else to help reduce your waste?


How often do you carry out the following activities?

 

Never

Occasionally

Quite often

Whenever possible

Reject over-packaged goods

       

Buy in bulk or buy refillable products to save packaging

       

Buy loose instead of packaged goods

       

Take your own shopping bag when shopping

       

Use rechargeable batteries

       

Use long life / low wattage light bulbs

       

Reuse empty bottles/ tubs or jars

       

Reuse old envelopes and/or use both sides of writing paper

       

Use old newspapers as wrapping/ protective covering etc.

       

Reuse old clothing as cleaning rags/ cloths

       

Reuse leftover food

       

Buy recycled products

       

Donate goods to charity

       

Buy second hand goods

       

Try to repair broken goods rather than renewing them

       

Hire items for occasional use rather than buying them

       

Share tools or appliances with friends or neighbours

       

Try to sell or give away unwanted goods

       



And finally please indicate how much you agree with the following statements about the waste that you produce:

 

Strongly disagree

Mildly disagree

Neither agree
nor disagree

Mildly agree

Strongly agree

It is my duty to reduce my waste as much as possible

         

The responsibility for reducing waste should lie with the manufacturer and retailer, not with the consumer

         

Producing waste is OK as long as you recycle it

         

There is little point in reducing my waste if others do not reduce theirs

         

I would feel guilty if I threw things away that still had a use

         

I understand why the Government want me to reduce my waste

         

I understand the environmental reasons for reducing my waste

         

I do not see any need to reduce my waste

         

Reducing my waste would make very little difference overall

         

I know how to reduce my household waste

         

I am confident of my ability to reduce my household waste

         

I know where to find information about reducing waste

         

Doing other environmental activities would be more useful than reducing my waste

         

Trying to reduce my waste would involve a lot of effort

         

Trying to reduce my waste would take up a lot of time

         

Reducing waste is only worthwhile if it saves me money

         

A low waste lifestyle is for cranks

         

Re-using waste materials is mean

         

Reducing my waste is pointless if nobody knows that I do so

         

I get a lot of personal satisfaction when I can reduce my waste

         

I would feel embarrassed if my friends saw that I bought second hand goods

         

I would feel embarrassed if my friends saw me throwing things away that still had a use

         

Are there any further comments that you would like to make?



Please return the completed questionnaire to: The Secretary, Birdhill Tidy Towns

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