Ian Yuill

Liberal Democrat councillor for Mannofield, Airyhall, Braeside, Broomhill, Garthdee, Kaimhill and Ruthrieston Learn more

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Survey reveals confusion over recycling

by Ian Yuill on 18 March, 2018

Photo of wheelie binsA poll of 2,000 people across the UK has identified widespread confusion about what items can and cannot be put in household recycling bins.

The survey commissioned by the British Science Association found the most common mistake, made by 66% of people, is thinking that used kitchen foil and foil trays should not be put in the recycle bin, while 58% did not know that empty deodorant aerosols and hairspray can be recycled.

The study also found that younger people are less likely to recycle than older generations. Among those aged 25 to 34, 22% said that they found recycling too time-consuming and were not in the habit of it, while only 6% of over-55s said this was the case.

There is more information about recycling in Aberdeen and what you should put in different wheelie and communal bulk bins here.

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