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Top items that Brits across all age groups wrongly thought they could put in the recycle bin at home or at work
Recycling misconceptions in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018
This statistic displays the most common materials that residents in the United Kingdom (UK), aged 18 to 55 years old, wrongly thought they could put in recycle bins in 2018. The most common item was soap pump dispenser lids, with 44 percent of respondents wrongly thinking that they could be put in recycling bins. 34 percent had the misconception that used kitchen roll could also be recycled.
Top items that Brits across all age groups wrongly thought they could put in the recycle bin at home or at work
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Source

Release date

March 2018

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

March 2018

Number of respondents

2,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Recycling misconceptions in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018
This statistic displays the most common materials that residents in the United Kingdom (UK), aged 18 to 55 years old, wrongly thought they could put in recycle bins in 2018. The most common item was soap pump dispenser lids, with 44 percent of respondents wrongly thinking that they could be put in recycling bins. 34 percent had the misconception that used kitchen roll could also be recycled.
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