Research: So You Think You Can Recycle?
New research commissioned by Planet Ark in the lead up to our 21st National Recycling Week asks Australians, So You Think You Can Recycle?
The research shows that nine out of ten Australians see recycling as the right thing to do. But it also shows that the most committed recyclers make some key mistakes. In fact they make some mistakes, like always recycling old or broken drinkware glass and crockery, more often than disengaged recyclers.
The report also found:
- 8 out of 10 councils report plastic bags and soft plastics in kerbside bins as their biggest recycling problem
- 7 out of 10 people are unsure or not at all confident to choose between a sheet of 100% recycled paper and a sheet of virgin paper
- The biggest barriers to buying recycled toilet paper include outdated ideas of its quality and simply not thinking about it
- There are 25.5 million unused mobile phones in Australian, more than there are people
- It costs between $2,000 to $3,000 to send a demolished home to landfill and
- Smith Snackfoods recycles more than 92% of their waste.
Previous 2014 and 2015 Reports
All Sorted - Answering the Big Recycling Questions Report
Download Planet Ark's National Recycling Week 2015 full research report which answers the seven big questions in recycling.
Seven Secrets of Successful Recyclers Report
This report for NRW2014 lifts the lid on what makes a successful recycler, with each section focusing on actions that someone can take to be more successful.
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