Convenience Is the Mother of Conservation for Most

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Would the average American want to mulch this article after reading it? Maybe so, judging by the results of Rasmussen Reports polling conducted just prior to last month’s Earth Day. Seventy percent of respondents said their household “actively” participates in recycling programs where they live. Then again, this may not entail an extraordinary effort on their part, as 65 percent answered affirmatively when asked whether their locality “makes it easy for your family to participate in recycling.”
People’s fealty to the environment is tested when there’s a potential trade-off between helping the planet and helping themselves as consumers.



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