TORONTO, Aug. 31, 2016 /CNW/ - A recent consumer research study conducted by the Carton Council of Canada found that extending Canadians' good recycling habits beyond the home is challenging for most. As kids prepare to head back to school, parents look for ways to streamline the routine and tackle the dreaded lunchbox preparation. It's therefore no surprise that juice boxes, for example, are one of parents' favourite items for an easy and healthy thirst quench. The more difficult part is ensuring that these beverage packaging end up in the recycling bin instead of the waste bin once our little ones have emptied them.
The research examined attitudes and behaviours pertaining to away-from-home recycling. In total, 59% of the 2,000 respondents said it was either "much more difficult" or "somewhat more difficult" for them to recycle when they're not at home.