Research into the impact of recycling incentives in the UK

27 February 2014

Serco, a UK environmental service provider, commissioned Eunomia Research & Consultancy to investigate the impact of recycling incentives and reward schemes on recycling rates in over 30 boroughs across the UK. Drawing on evidence from the various different recycling and incentives schemes operated by UK local authorities, the study shows that authorities with recycling incentives schemes recorded an average 8% increase in recycling which was accompanied by a 4% reduction in landfill. 25% of residents said that recycling incentives encourage them to recycle more whilst 75% of them suggest they are already recycling as much as they can (Press Release Serco, 19 February 2014).
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Click here for the report (1.52 MB).

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