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Household plastic waste: feelings of guilt in Great Britain 2019, by age group

In recent years, the subject of plastic waste has been more and more in the public eye. In a 2019 survey with British adults, the majority of age groups expressed guiltover how much household plastic waste they generated. Those aged 18 to 24 years old were the most likely to feel guilty, with a share of 51 percent. In comparison, 27 percent of those aged 45 to 54 years of age expressed no feelings of guilt.

Do you ever feel guilty about the amount of plastic waste your household creates on weekly basis?*

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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

27 February to 1 March, 2019

Number of respondents

1,023 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

*Figures are net results.
Question originally phrased as " Do you ever feel guilty about the amount of plastic waste your household creates on weekly basis? Please rate yourself on the scale below where 1 means 'I don't feel guilty at all' and 5 means 'I feel very guilty'."

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