Research reveals what your pet preference says about your recycling habits

Are you a cat person or a dog person? According to a recent survey, your answer might also reveal how likely you are to recycle. Out of 2,000 cat and dog owners in the United States, 69% believe they enjoy a more sustainable lifestyle in comparison to the average Americans — including 74% of dog owners and 66% of cat owners. However, when asked about the steps they've taken to lessen their overall impact on the environment, half (51%) of all cat owners say they're recycling frequently or more often. By comparison, only 44% of dog owners said the same about their own recycling habits. And the households where cats and dogs live together are having an especially hard time sorting their trash; only 37% of those respondents are recycling more, results suggest. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of ökocat, the survey also reveals that a whopping 94% of respondents made an effort to live more sustainably than they did a year ago.