Lead consultant for the study, Vivian Lew Ph.D., applied McNemar's Chi-squared test to the data. The result was 36.21429, and the final study report goes on to interpret that number, reading "This large value has a probability far less than .0001 which is quite small. This suggests that this change is unlikely to be due to random chance alone. The result provides evidence that the BinBisa changes behavior."
Can BinBisa Decorative Recyclers really increase recycling rates? Can these bins really change habits, and increase knowledge about recycling? According to the UCLA/BinBisa Residential Recycling Study, the answers are YES. Here are some of the specific results of the study that put BinBisa's patented dual purpose bins to the test.
In households where members had not been checking products for the triangular recycling symbol at time of disgard before the study, 75% reported that household members were "now regularly checking for the symbol" by the end of the BinBisa study.
UCLA Product Testing Results
BinBisa increased recycling convenience in 97.5% of households.
98.8% said they would recommend a BinBisa to others!
92.5% affirmed that household members had increased knowledge about recyclable items after using BinBisa Recyclers.
97.5% of households saw items being recycling that had never been recycled before because of their BinBisas.
Owning a BinBisa increased the overall amount of recycling in 95% of households.
Specifically tested items, like shampoo bottles, gel tubs, soap boxes, toilet paper rolls, and product boxes ALL SAW INCREASES IN GETTING RECYCLED. Lotion bottle recycling went up by 52%, for example, while shampoo bottle recycling increased by 45%. Product boxes saw a 61% rise & toilet paper roll recycling increased by 125%. Overall, every specifically tracked item saw an increased recycling rate, with the percentages of positive change ranging from 23% to 258%.
88.8% of households reported changed recycling habits because of their BinBisas.
DECORATIVE RECYCLING BINS
Consumer response to the product collected in the study is equally positive. Here is a sampling of the things BinBisa users had to say:
"My daughter is cleaning up more just to see what she can recycle"
"Loved the product. It has helped us to increase our recycling knowledge!"
N. & D. Kiesz
"Before I would be the only one recycling, now my whole family is on board."
"We now look at almost any/everything before we throw it in the trash to make sure that it is recyclable. If it is, we toss it in the BinBisa."
"We now know that more things are recyclable than we thought."
"Love the BinBisa."
J., J. & K. Curl
"Now everyone checks packaging to look for recycling symbols "
"My BinBisa can has made it simple to recycle in a place in my house where we never recycled before." G. Fonseca
"My son and his friends are much better about recycling since I put the BinBisas in the bathrooms!" A. Cecchetti
"Now there is no excuse not to recycle."
F. & E. Gomez
"BinBisa is an item that all households must have"
"There has been an overall increase in recycling."
B. & F. Siria
"My daughter's recycling habits have changed completely."
" Now, I automatically check all items before putting anything in the trash."
"It has made us more conscious of our recycling habits in our kitchen as well."
C. & T. Montgomery
"We think more about what is trash and what is recyclable."
J. & J. Council
"I love the BinBisa, and wish it was in every room of my house."
"A household necessity!"
S. & R. Buchanon
When respondents were given the option to say something about the BinBisa, here are the words that they used. The team at UCLA studied the responses to get a idea what people were thinking. That information was used to created the word frequency graphs below.