(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Nice save: the moral economies of recycling in England and Sweden

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • Faculty of Social Sciences, The Open Univ., Milton Keynes, ROYAUME-UNI


Through applying a holistic moral-economy framework, this paper explores institutional variations in the moral economies of recycling, paying attention to those lay normativities that shape consumers’ everyday interactions with their waste. The starting point for this paper comes from the observation that moral messages used to promote recycling differ between Sweden and England. In Sweden the protection and stewardship of the natural environment are key tropes, whereas in England recycling is promoted as an action that saves the environment and public money. I show that the content of these moral messages is closely related to the system of recycling provision within a country, together shaping nationally distinct moral economies of recycling


Article of periodic

published at : Environment and planning. D. Society & space / ISSN 0263-7758

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1983)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 32, no4 [pp. 704-720]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 tabl.



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