Folks may be
interested in the recent Haris poll on recycling found on the Internet at
PS - it's too bad
that it only covers recycling at home, as this is the source of the least amount
of materials consumed -- business and manufacturing both consume more material
and and send much more material to the landfill.
Poll(r) #67, July 11, 2007
Americans Do Not Recycle In Their Own Home
However, Do Recycle Aluminum, Paper, Plastic And Glass
While an impressive three-quarters (77%) of American
adults recycle something in their own home, one-quarter (23%) still recycle
nothing at all. One may think that the younger generation is the one most likely
to recycle, but this is not the case. Three in ten (30%) Echo Boomers (those
aged 18 to 30) recycle nothing, compared to 19 percent of Matures (those aged 62
There is also a regional difference in who recycles
and who does not. Those in the East and West are more likely to recycle (88% and
86% respectively). One-third (32%) of those in the South as well as three in ten
(30%) of those in the Midwest, however, say they recycle nothing.
These are some of the results of a Harris Poll of
2,372 adults surveyed online between June 5 and 11, 2007 by Harris
Interactive(r). This survey was conceived and developed by
Harris Interactive and was not commissioned by any organization however, we
sought and received valuable input from the Food Marketing Institute.
[continued on the web