What policy makers need to consider to support appropriate behaviour for food scraps separation for composting

With regard to separation of food scraps for composting, this research identified that there are two important aspects often overlooked when the focus is only on behaviour:

1. Policy makers need to ensure that there are socio-technical systems supporting diverse groups of people to do ‘the right thing’. 

2. Policy makers need to recognise the importance of the emotions that people experience when engaging in a practice.  These emotions will vary according to the meaning that people give to what they do.  Hence, another entry point for policy makers is in the creation of meanings around particular practices.

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