Wanter to live a more eco-friendly life? Live on a cul-de-sac. According to Peter Shaw from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, living on a dead-end means you’re more likely to be influenced by the actions of your neighbors. In looking at the distribution of households that do recycle, Shaw found a pattern of higher participation by a greater number of neighbors living on dead-end streets. He found that the shorter the street, the more the neighbors acted similarly in their recycling habits. The influence was most pronounced on cul-de-sacs.
- Dead-End Streets Encourage Recycling – ABC News