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Pandemic-Driven Concerns Prompt A Recycling Wake-Up Call
Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of
That said, while 75% of respondents recognized the importance of recycling, they don't always do it. About 52% said they recycle most of the time — the biggest barrier was simply a lack of space in their home for an extra bin (30%). That was followed by a lack of understanding of what can and can't be recycled (26%) and a belief that their recycling isn't actually recycled (24%).
Survey respondents identified five eco-friendly changes they've made since the pandemic started:
- Becoming more aware of their impact on their environment (44%)
- Being more careful to purchase eco-friendly products (43%)
- Working to waste less (41%)
- Taking more time to sort their recyclables (30%)
- Composting more (26%)
"These survey results reinforce that Americans can and want to be better recyclers," said
To help consumers improve their recycling habits,
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