Recycling Facts and Stats
According to recent research, 89% of people are in the belief that the packaging used for items should change, with one of the most common reasons being excess packaging.
Some other interesting stats found were that:
- 35% of Brits say they have a better understanding of packaging recyclability
- Many consumers for example, still believe that hard to recycle or non-recyclable items such as coffee cups (27%), black plastic containers (26%), toothpaste tubes (20%) and crisp and sweets wrappers (11%) are commonly recyclable.
- People expect that over 50% of plastic bottles should be made from recyclable plastics.
There has been a major push this year with regards to sustainability and how the actions of individuals and businesses can impact the environment. Acumen has also started to not only monitor the waste streams we take away but also invested in training and infrastructure to recycle more of the waste we collect.
If you would like to reassess your waste streams and would like our professional team to provide support, please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our team today.
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