Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors of Older Adults and College Students Participating in Recycling Mentors, a Service-Learning, Environmental Health Education Program

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Brief Summary

The purpose of this research was to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of both students and older adults that participated in a service-learning, environmental health education program called Recycling Mentors.

Results: Pre/post surveys indicated older adult interaction effects were observed for several behaviors: recycling glass and cans outside the home and recycling cans inside the home. Regardless of whether participants were in the intervention or control group, older adults’ recycling knowledge increased


Attitudes of seniors about recycling

Project No.: 2022-1-BG01-KA220-ADU-000085169

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.