Austin Macauley 18 December 2014

Access is key to on-the-go recycling, survey finds

Access is key to on-the-go recycling, survey finds

Councils have been urged to back more street-side recycling points after a survey found just a quarter of people recycle on-the-go.

Some 59% said they would recycle more while out and about if there was better access to facilities in convenient locations.

Greenredeem, which carried out the poll, uses recycling kiosks backed with incentives to encourage people not to bin their waste.

Rob Crumbie, the firm’s communications director, said the survey showed there is a ‘healthy appetite for recycling on-the-go’.

He added: ‘We believe that by making it easier, by incentivising and increasing the opportunities to recycle, consumers can recycle even more waste than they already do.

‘Our research shows that the main barrier preventing local residents recycling on-the-go is lack of accessibility to recycling facilities. We are delighted to announce that we are rolling out Greenredeem recycling kiosks across the UK over the coming months.

‘This roll-out is aiming to help local councils offer local residents the facilities that they are expecting, and will not only boost recycling rates, but also improve resident’s attitude towards the council.’

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