Young people in the UK do not care much about recycling

According to a study by YouGov, that was commissioned by Veolia UK, only 57% of 18-24 year olds in Britain think it is very important to recycle as much household waste as possible, compared to 74% of over 55s.

According to the research, the ‘Facebook generation’ are also the least likely to say that responsibility for recycling falls to the individual householder. Only 29% of 18-24 year olds think they bear the most responsibility to recycle, as compared to 42% of over 55s, preferring to hold local and national government accountable for doing it.

The survey, in which more than 2.500 people were questioned, also found that 26% of 18-24 year olds think the EU’s target to recycle 50% of household waste by 2020 is too low – as compared to 40% of over 55s.


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