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Public regards recycling 'a duty', finds Defra behavioural survey - COMMENT UPDATE

A Government survey of environmental behaviour has found that while 81% of people consider it their duty to recycle, reducing food and packaging waste comes much lower down in their priorities. The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) 2007 Survey of Public Attitudes and Behaviours towards the environment covers waste recycling, eco-friendly purchasing, transport and energy and water efficiency. On recycling more than half of respondents (52%) favoured a penalty ...