The survey, put together by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (Wrap), revealed that the future could be particularly bright for one area of environmental improvement.
It was noted that consumers shopping for food items were largely undeterred by the slight discoloration that can occur in glass that has been through the recycling process.
According to Wrap, this could be very positive for the sector – and may also interest those currently recycling mobile phones to avoid them having to go to a waste holding site.
Marcus Gover, director of market development at Wrap, said: “This is good news for the recycling industry … [which] in turn may provide the impetus to divert more of this glass away from landfill and secondary markets.”
Consumers looking to go one stage further could invest in a greener handset like the Motorola W233 Renew, which is made partially from recycled components and is built to a carbon neutral standard.
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