Researchers from Ritsumeikan University in Japan have developed a novel behavior-based framework for sustainable plastic management.
The new framework aims to help develop better practices and guide policymakers on the best option open to them. The approach aims to create desired behavioral changes that can be used to tackle plastic pollution or any other waste.
The new method, the Behavioral Barrier-Based Framework (BBBF), identifies key suitable intervention methods to create the desired behavioral change.
According to Professor Takuro Uehara, the study’s lead researcher from the Department of Policy Science at Ritsumeikan University:
“This study proposes a new framework, the BBBF, for enabling policymakers to select effective intervention measures to promote people’s sustainable plastic use and disposal… Among the proliferation of barriers and intervention measures, as well as their combinations, the generic list helps policymakers identify critical barriers and derive corresponding intervention measures, guided by the identified intervention measure types linked to the listed barriers. Our study presents BBBF as a single framework to assist policymakers in systematically selecting an intervention measure from large options.”
You can find the original research here.