More than 73% of the UK’s aerosol users are recycling
A recent survey carried out for the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) has revealed that almost three quarters of UK consumers who buy aerosols are recycling them. The GFK NOP survey found that nearly 70% of the population buy or use aerosols and, of those who do buy them, 73% are recycling.
Eighteen years ago, just 7% of local authorities recycled aerosols. Today, over 87% accept empty aerosols for recycling.
The survey revealed the 35-54 age group to be the most enthusiastic recyclers, and found that personal care aerosols (the largest sector of the industry) were the most recycled aerosols.
“It is very rewarding to see that our efforts, by creating campaigns, via retailers, the media, consumers and local authorities are working,” said Dr John Morris, Chief Executive of BAMA.