WASHINGTON—Young adults aged 18-34 are less likely to make recycling a high priority in their lives than older adults, according to the results of a Harris poll conducted for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.
Only 33 percent among the 18-34 age group say they always recycle, as opposed to 45 percent of those aged 35 and over, according to the poll results released Nov. 13.
Also, young adults were less likely to say that recycling is critical to reducing energy consumption (36 percent vs. 46 percent of those aged 55-64) and will help reduce landfill space (45 percent vs. 60 percent of those 45 and older).
Thirty-seven percent of those 18-34 say they wish they recycled more, as opposed to 22 percent of those 35 and older, according to the poll.
ISRI released the poll in conjunction with America Recycles Day, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15.