Recycling–what Americans still need to consider.


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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.


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