Nearly three in every 10 people acknowledge they do not recycle as much as they could, according to a new survey.

The research, which questioned more than 12,000 respondents in early August, reveals younger people were the worst performers with only 57% of those aged 16-34 recycling everything.

The poll, published to coincide with National Recycle Week, which runs until Sunday (18 September, shows that the likelihood of recycling increases with age, with 82% of 55 to 74-year-olds and 88% of over-75s saying they recycle all they can.

What happens to your recycling?

As part of Open House London – an annual event that is billed is billed as the world’s largest showcase of architecture and design – and integrated waste management facility in south London is opening its doors to the public between 10am and 4pm on Saturday (17 September).

Visitors who pre-book free tickets to tour the Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility will learn how waste is turned into a resource.

The facility, which is one of the most advanced in Europe, carries out a wide range of waste treatment processes, including materials recovery, mechanical biological treatment and waste transfer.

It also has a recycling discovery centre for children, while its sustainable design includes using recycled materials in its construction and fitting solar panels to generate power for the on-site education centre.

Open House director Rory Olcayto says: “From a Battle of Britain Bunker to the Argentine Ambassador’s residence, Open House weekend gives Londoners the chance to explore the city’s great buildings and places that are usually off-limits.”

For more details of Open House London, which runs on 17 and 18 September, and how to pre-book tickets for any of the 750 buildings taking part, click on the link below

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