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    Review of 'Influences on single-use and reusable cup use: a multidisciplinary mixed-methods approach to designing interventions reducing plastic waste'

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    Influences on single-use and reusable cup use: a multidisciplinary mixed-methods approach to designing interventions reducing plastic waste

     Ayse Allison (corresponding) ,  Fabiana Lorencatto,  Susan Michie (2021)
    Background : An estimated 2.5-5 billion single-use coffee cups are disposed of annually in the UK, most of which consist of paper with a plastic lining. Due to the difficulty of recycling poly-coated material, most of these cups end up incinerated or put in landfills. As drinking (take-away) hot beverages is a behaviour, behaviour change interventions are necessary to reduce the environmental impacts of single-use coffee cup waste. Basing the design of interventions on a theoretical understanding of behaviour increases the transparency of the development process, the likelihood that the desired changes in behaviour will occur and the potential to synthesise findings across studies. Aim: The present paper presents a methodology for identifying influences on using single-use use and reusable cups as a basis for designing intervention strategies. Method and application : Two behaviour change frameworks: The Theoretical Domains Framework and the Capability-Opportunity-Motivation-Behaviour model of behaviour, were used to develop an online survey and follow-up interviews. Research findings can inform the selection of intervention strategies using a third framework, the Behaviour Change Wheel. The application of the methodology is illustrated in relation to understanding barriers and enablers to single-use and reusable cup use across the setting of a London university campus. Conclusions : We have developed a detailed method for identifying behavioural influences relevant to pro-environmental behaviours, together with practical guidance for each step and a worked example. Benefits of this work include it providing guidance on developing study materials and collecting and analysing data. We offer this methodology to the intervention development and implementation community to assist in the application of behaviour change theory to interventions.
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      10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-SOCSCI.A7LTFO.v1.RGHTNP

      This work has been published open access under Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Conditions, terms of use and publishing policy can be found at www.scienceopen.com.

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      The paper has been deeply improved by the use of new explanatory tables. However, I suggest a few further minor revisions and improvements before being accepted.

      First, I’m wondering if, in order to improve the narrative and to help the readers, it is possible to modify the central part of the methodology (e.g. pg. 11-12) from future (e.g. To identify the various capability, opportunity and motivation related influences on single-use and reusable cup use, we will compute the mean scale scores) to suggestion/statement (e.g. To identify the various capability, opportunity and motivation related influences on single-use and reusable cup use, the mean scale scores may be computed… ).

      Second, since it is a design method proposal, I suggest adding a simple flowchart in the methodology section in order to summarize the various steps to be implemented for future researches.

       

      Other minor comments:

      • Pg. 4 declare BCW acronym first time in the text as well.
      • Fig. 4, please declare if it is elaborated by the authors or add the reference.

       

       

       

       

       

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