(TOPEKA, Kan.) — More Kansans are recycling than ever before. The Kansas Department of Health and Enviornment released a survey from 2011, showing 85% of respondents recycle at home. The survey shows recycling of household waste, such as plastic, aluminum and cardboard has grown significantly since the last survey in 2005.
"We are encouraged that so many Kansans recycle their household products," said KDHE Secretary Robert Moser, MD. "We all must do our part to keep Kansas clean and avoid sending waste to the landfills."
Additional findings from the survey include:
81% of households recycle aluminum cans, up from 65 percent in 2005.
70% of households recycle plastics, up from 33 percent in 2005.
56% of households recycle newspapers, up from 52 percent in 2005.
45% of households recycle cardboard, up from 10 percent in 2005.
44% of households recycle other paper, up from 14 percent in 2005
96% of respondents consider recycling to be important, up from 92 percent in 2005