Women better at recycling than men according to Essex Uni researcher

WOMEN are more likely to do recycling than men, according to researchers at Essex University.

A study by Hazel Pettifor at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) found only 58 per cent of single men both recycling, compared to 69 per cent of women.

Couples fare best with 79 per cent of them recycling, and in homes where housework recycling was a shared activity between men and women.

Ms Pettifor’s study Patterns of Household Practice asked more than 2,000 singletons and 3,000 couples about their housework habits and whether or not they separated waste for recycling. It is hoped the study could help councils save money by targeting green messages at single men.

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2:05pm Sun 30 Dec 12

angryman!!! says...

Wish my mrs did!
Wish my mrs did! angryman!!!

2:59pm Sun 30 Dec 12

SOMETHING2SAY says...

wot a load of rubbish...and to wot cost this survey ??
wot a load of rubbish...and to wot cost this survey ?? SOMETHING2SAY

7:57pm Sun 30 Dec 12

Boris says...

This Essex University research project may have actually been quite useful, a lot more so than the one which found that the reason Usain Bolt runs so fast is because he has got long legs.
This Essex University research project may have actually been quite useful, a lot more so than the one which found that the reason Usain Bolt runs so fast is because he has got long legs. Boris

9:50pm Sun 30 Dec 12

Yendor says says...

Well .... us men are better drivers !!!!
Well .... us men are better drivers !!!! Yendor says

7:27am Mon 31 Dec 12

GODWILLEE says...

The Ability of Doing Good Things in Best Ways, that's the power of womanhood, that's why the ancient wisdom said that - "She, when pleased, becomes propitious and the cause of the freedom of man".
The Ability of Doing Good Things in Best Ways, that's the power of womanhood, that's why the ancient wisdom said that - "She, when pleased, becomes propitious and the cause of the freedom of man". GODWILLEE

10:34am Mon 31 Dec 12

Feisty CBC says...

Men have more important things to do like drinking and watching the U's :/
Men have more important things to do like drinking and watching the U's :/ Feisty CBC

11:37am Mon 31 Dec 12

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Re-Cycling. I saw a couple cycling up Mile End road this morning. She could not make it up the hill and dismounted to walk after just a few minutes while he continued riding up the hill to the top. Just goes to show the real value some surveys. Best thing is bin it.
Re-Cycling. I saw a couple cycling up Mile End road this morning. She could not make it up the hill and dismounted to walk after just a few minutes while he continued riding up the hill to the top. Just goes to show the real value some surveys. Best thing is bin it. Say It As It Is OK?

1:23pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Checkout says...

Say It As It Is OK? - Now that was pretty good.
Say It As It Is OK? - Now that was pretty good. Checkout

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