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SUSTAINABLE CITY: St Albans named as one of the best for recycling in the UK

 Published on: 15th November 2022   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

New research has revealed that St Albans is one of the best cities for recycling in the UK.

Not-for-profit organisation, Every Can Counts, released nationwide data during Recycle Week 2022 (October 17 – 23).

St Albans came in fifth overall, with 64 per cent of its household waste being sent for reuse, recycling, or composting, compared to the national UK average of just 41 per cent.

Consumer research also revealed that three-quarters of St Albans residents always recycle while out-and-about compared to the national average of 59 per cent.

When questioned on the barriers to recycling, the top reason cited by people in St Albans is feeling confused about what packaging is and isn’t recyclable (42 per cent). Half (50 per cent) of St Albans residents said clearer symbols or recycling guidance on product packaging would help them recycle more.

Chris Latham-Warde, Programme Manager for Every Can Counts, said: “It’s great to reveal and celebrate St Albans’ efforts when it comes to recycling.

“However, as we can see from the data, there is still more to be done to inspire change throughout the country.”

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