Britain remains a throwaway society according to new research by houseware company Brabantia.
From the sample of 500 homeowners taken from the Midlands, the North, Scotland, the South East and the South West and Wales, the research found that the younger generation produced about four times more waste that their elders.
Tallying with Government statistics on regional recycling performance, the research found households in the North were least likely to recycle anything (8%) and least likely to compost (26%). They instead produced the most rubbish with over 10% of households in the North throwing away more that four bin bags a week, compared to 43% of households in the South East producing only a single bag.
Brabantia sales director David Slater said: “Despite initiatives to increase the amount of rubbish we recycle, we continue to produce more and more rubbish every year. Clearly there is a need to change attitudes towards the environment and domestic waste management, so that recycling becomes a more accepted part of household waste disposal.”