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Number of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles recycled by consumers in the United States in 2017, by age group*
PET bottles recycled by U.S. consumers by age 2017
This statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans in 2017 in regards to their recycling of plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, with a breakdown by age group. As of March 2017, more than 60 percent of respondents aged 60 years and older stated that they were recycling almost all plastic bottles used.
Number of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles recycled by consumers in the United States in 2017, by age group*
18 to 29 years30 to 59 years60 years and older
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Source

Release date

April 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 20 to 29, 2017

Number of respondents

980 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The original question was phrased as follows: "Out of the 10 plastic (PET) bottles you use, how many do you recycle?"

PET bottles recycled by U.S. consumers by age 2017
This statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans in 2017 in regards to their recycling of plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, with a breakdown by age group. As of March 2017, more than 60 percent of respondents aged 60 years and older stated that they were recycling almost all plastic bottles used.
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