64% of Americans admit they don’t fully understand their local recycling policies

More than half of Americans have a guilt trip when they don't know what item should be recycled, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 people found 58% of them play the guessing game about four times a week when they're recycling their trash, and 64% would like more guidance on how to properly sort paper, plastic and other materials. That's why 72% feel recycling should be standardized, and seven in 10 believe it's the government's job to do it. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of all-natural pet food brand Nature's Logic, the survey found 64% don't fully understand their local policies. Over half of the participants believe the recycling system's efficiency could be improved by broadening the spectrum of recyclable materials (54%).

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