M.S. Thesis Survey - Recycling Program Management at the Local Level

By Keanah Turner posted 14 days ago



My name is Keanah Turner and I am a graduate student in the Environmental Science and Policy Department at George Mason University. I am currently in the process of completing my master’s thesis which has focused on identifying problems associated with recycling program management at the local level. Understanding the factors that influence the management of public recycling programs as well as the role local governments can play is critical since it may reveal why the recycling rate has stagnated and identify areas for improvement. In the past 10 years waste management and subsequently recycling program management has experienced a shift in operations based on a variety of factors. The purpose of this survey is to identify the level of impact that each factor has had on the management of recycling program, and/ or identify any new factors that have not been addressed.

The survey will take approximately 5 – 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous. If you have had a minimum of one year of experience in the waste management industry or any industry associated with waste management, or held a position in which you have engaged in projects that involve in any aspect of waste management you qualify for the survey. Only those who are 18 years of age or older will be eligible to participate. This survey can be taken online by clicking the link below.


Responses to this survey will be collected until Friday April 3, 11:59 pm EST.

This research is being conducted by Keanah Turner in the Environmental Science and Policy Department at George Mason University. She may be reached at 540-238-9939 for questions or to report a research-related problem. Her faculty adviser is Dr. Younsung Kim at the Environmental Science and Policy Department at George Mason University and her phone number is 703-993-5165 .You may contact the George Mason University Institutional Review Board office at 703-993-4121, IRBNet number 1573508-1, if you have questions or comments regarding your rights as a participant in the research.