Brits far less likely to recycle at work than at home

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People are far less likely to recycle at work than at home says a new study conducted by Anglian Home Improvements.

While just 1% of the 2,000 Brits admitted to not recycling at home, this figure rose to 15% in the workplace.

Those aged 55-64 were the worst culprits, with more than one-fifth (22%) stating they do not recycle at work.

The greenest employees were those aged 25-34, with only 6% not making the effort to recycle in the workplace.

Anglian’s survey also highlighted knowledge gaps, given that more than a quarter (26%) thought you could recycle chocolate wrappers and 22% thought crisp packets can be recycled.

Matt Carey, spokesperson for Anglian Home Improvements, said: “It’s great to see that 99% of us are actively trying to recycle, but worrying that so many of us haven’t yet extended this passion into our workplaces.

“It could be that employees are less motivated to support recycling at work, or perhaps that employers could do more to make recycling easier for their staff.”

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