Do You Know How To Recycle Properly?

Nearly half of parents have been shamed by their own children for bad recycling practices. A poll found 43 percent of adults have faced a telling off from their son or daughter for not making more effort with the recycling – an average of three times a week.

Of those told off, 56 percent have been reprimanded for throwing something like a can in the bin instead of recycling it. Another 35 percent have been reprimanded by youngsters for not washing out cans or jars properly before putting them out with the recycling.

**FYI: Top things parents don’t know whether to recycle or not:

Plastic packaging (Yes)

Aluminium foil (Yes)

Aerosol cans (Yes)

Pizza boxes (Yes)

Coffee cups (No)

Receipts (Yes)

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