86% of Americans believe that should take daily action to help the environment, yet…
62% of Americans are concerned that their lack of knowledge is causing them to recycle incorrectly.
22% claim not to have enough info about recycling.
18% say they don’t know what can and can’t be recycled.
However, much more than 18% are mistaken about recyclable and non-recyclable items.
53% wrongly believe that greasy pizza boxes are recyclable.
68% erroneously think that used plastic utensils should be recycled.
Overall, we’re trying to be environmentally conscious, yet…
39% don’t recycle because they lack convenient access.
35% because they don’t have the space for extra bins, and…
29% don’t recycle because they lack the time to separate them.
41% struggle with the extra cost to buy green products, whereas
38% don’t have access to such items.
Source: Study conducted on behalf of Covanta.