Average Brit will recycle almost quarter of a million items over lifetime

  A study into 2,000 people found the average person will put 16,380 plastic bottles, 15,397 cardboard boxes and 12,448 yoghurt pots into their recycling bin over the typical adult lifespan of 63 years. A further 31,449 tins and cans, 15,069 envelopes and 12,776 glass bottles will also make their way into recycling. Households will…

Top 30 Green tasks Brits most enjoy – Recycling tops list

Brits actually enjoy being green and get satisfaction from flattening old cardboard boxes for recycling, using a bag for life when shopping and upcycling. That's according to a new study of 2,000 adults which found 64 per cent of us feel happy when doing something good for the planet - including rinsing out the recycling…

Online packaging putting strain on UK’s recycling system, claims study

The UK's recycling system is "struggling to cope" with a huge increase during lockdown - thanks to online delivery packaging. The study of 2,000 adults found a third have seen a boom in their recycling, with almost two-thirds (64 per cent) putting it down to being at home all the time. And 48 per cent…

7 out of 10 adults aren’t sure what they can recycle

Seven in 10 adults still aren’t sure which household items they can recycle, according to a study. Researchers who polled 2,000 adults found almost three quarters find the recycling symbols located on the packaging of many household goods to be confusing. A staggering 86 per cent also think councils should be clearer about what can…

Brits throws away nearly 250 plastic bottles each a year

The average Brit will get through 242 plastic bottles, 109 single-use coffee cups and 209 crisp packets each year. A survey of 2,000 UK adults revealed the typical person’s annual rubbish waste also includes 378 snack wrappers, 251 cans, and 374 cardboard boxes or paper packets annually. It’s not just food and drink packaging piling…

Millions of unwanted fidget spinners to be sent to landfill once craze is over

They may be the scourge of teachers everywhere, but Britain's kids (and quite a few adults) have succumbed to the fidget spinners craze that's swept the world. But, and I hate to break this to you if you're addicted, like all crazes it's going to come crashing down sooner rather than later. And that's when…