Consumers willing to recycle, but want facilities, incentives

A market research report by Mintel on recycling1 has found that most consumers are willing to take recyclables to collection points - but are restricted by a lack of facilities.

Mintel's findings are based on a survey of 1,000 adults last May and an analysis of recycling in the UK. This was based partly on a Friends of the Earth survey which highlighted the lack of collection facilities for recyclables and the financial constraints on local authorities in providing them (ENDS Report 198, pp 11-12).

Mintel asked consumers about their use of recycling facilities, attitudes to recycling and how recycling rates could

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