U.S. adults' composting reasons by age 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans in 2017 regarding the reasons why they compost, with a breakdown by age group. As of March 2017, some 52 percent of respondents aged between 18 to 29 years stated that they liked the idea of giving nutrients back to the earth.

Reasons why adults compost in the United States in 2017, by age group*

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Source

Release date

April 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 20 to 29, 2017

Number of respondents

355 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Respondents who composted at least sometimes before or own a composting can

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The original question was phrased as follows: "Why do you compost?"

Multiple answers could be given.

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