Busting recycling myths as third think it's a waste of time
95 per cent of people put plastic bottles, tins, glass, or cardboard out for recycling each week, but more than a third are concerned their recycling ends up with the general waste anyway once taken away.
Although most of the public works hard to ensure they’re as green as possible, 25 per cent admitted they would do more if they understood the recycling messaging on products better, with 15 per cent claiming they don’t feel educated enough on recycling.
Sarah Webster, Director of Sustainable Business at Britvic, which commissioned the research ahead of Recycle Week on September 21, said: “Packaging is part of our everyday life and often necessary to minimise food waste, but with differing materials, recycling labels and collection rules across councils around the UK, it’s understandable that people are confused.
“However, recycling as much as we can is vital, both at home and when out and about - even the smallest things make a huge difference. We’re pleased that, Biffa, one of the UK’s leading waste management companies, has confirmed that in the UK, household recycling is largely recovered and recycled thanks to the efforts of the public, key workers and local council services. We hope, together, we can help everyone understand more about the process and help them recycle with confidence.”
In support of Recycle Week and to drive awareness around this subject, Britvic has created a video to show what happens to our plastic bottles once we’re finished with them, helping to debunk some of ...
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