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Shopping centre recycling facilities inconvenient say consumers

A majority of consumers want better recycling facilities in shopping centres, a survey has found.

The survey from recycling programme Every Can Counts found that 57% wanted more, conveniently placed bins.

The findings also indicated that 51% of consumers had never used shopping centre recycling facilities.

The results come from questioning shoppers at two centres with a combined footfall of 38 million.

According to Every Can Counts, while 90% of consumers recycle regularly at home, only 72% frequently recycle outside of the home.

Executive director Rick Hindley said: “These figures show that there is a lot more to be done to communicate the importance of recycling when consumers are out shopping, and to make it as easy as possible for them to recycle.”

Every Can Counts was formed in 2009 as a partnership between drinks can manufacturers and the recycling industry to encourage consumers to recycle more when they leave the house.

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