We are told all the time that recycling is essential for preserving our environment, and it is, but shockingly many of the 99 per cent of people who recycle at home do not bother at work.
Should recycling efforts focus on the workplace?
Statistics show that recycling efforts are not reaching the standards required. If 99 per cent of people are recycling at home, the main problem lies within places of work.
In the study conducted by Anglian Home Improvements, 2,000 people were questioned. Older people were found to be the worst culprits, with one-fifth of people aged 55-64 not recycling at work; in contrast, the younger generations were the biggest recyclers. Amongst 25- to 34-year-olds, just six per cent did not bother to recycle in the workplace.
The north also has some problems separating paper from plastics. Newcastle had the largest number of employees who do not …