Women likelier to recycle than men
Women are better than men when it comes to recycling.
A survey by Essex University found that almost 70 per cent of women who live alone dispose of refuse in an environmentally-friendly way compared with 58 per cent of single men, the Daily Mail reported.
That figure rises to nearly 80 per cent for couples, suggesting it's the wives who force their men to follow the rules.
The survey of 5,000 single people and couples was led by PhD student Hazel Pettifor, of Essex University.
While householders are increasingly viewing recycling as essential, the best way to improve the figures is to target green messages at men, the study concludes.