Brits neglect recycling when moving house

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A recent study by Beyond the Box found that many of us neglect recycling when we’re moving house.

So, whether you’re relocating or just after some recycling tips, here are some ways you can get on top of your recycling habits.

  • Don’t bin your habits

An enormous 56% of Brits admit to knowingly binning recyclable and reusable items when moving house. With all the stresses associated with relocating, we know that recycling may be the last thing on your mind but continuing to sperate your rubbish and recyclables is important to keep the cycle moving. Every fibre in cardboard packaging, like a cardboard box, can be reused up to seven times. Cardboard is a great packaging choice because it’s sustainable.

  • Be a savvy student
  • Beyond the Box research found that Gen Z (18 – 23 years old) are the most clued up on the benefits of recycling and sustainable package. Yet, their research also highlighted that they’re the least likely to recycle – with one in four thinking there’s no point in recycling.

    However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Recycling reduces the amount of rubbish going to landfill, like recyclable packaging such as cardboard that is recyclable. Currently 80% of cardboard used in the UK is recycled, which makes it the most recycled type of packaging. 

    So, whether you’re a student relating for university or a homeowner moving house, you can help reduce your waste by recycling your unwanted goods.

    To find out more about being a savvy recycler, visit: https://cardboard.org.uk/news/get-ready-to-recycle/