Attitudes towards recycling in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

This statistic displays the reasons that prevent households from recycling in the United Kingdom in 2017. 68% of respondents said they already recycle as much as they can, whilst 9 percent feel the recycling information on products is too confusing. 2 percent of respondents admitted that a reason preventing them from recycling was that they could not be bothered.

What, if anything, prevents you/your household from recycling?

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Release date

November 2017


United Kingdom

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Number of respondents

3,381 respondents

Supplementary notes

* Percentages do not total to 100% due to multi-code questions which allows respondents to select all relevant responses.

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