Raleigh, N.C.-based EREF also has come up with a way to take that customized data and determine any correlations that might explain why a recycling program isn’t doing so well in a particular area, the organization said in a news release.
EREF’s method uses new tracking techniques and geographical information system (GIS) data. It allows for recycling rates to be computed for a neighborhood, a street or an individual resident.
Once that data is obtained, EREF can overlay demographic information to find any correlations that would identify reasons behind low rates.
The Environmental Research and Education Foundation's mission is to develop and evaluate new approaches to manage municipal solid waste and to provide scholarships to America’s brightest and best. I could find no details on the EREF website about the "way" - if it's software, if it's open source or any further information.