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Survey Shows Manitobans Want to Recycle More

February 23, 2011 7:38 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

A new research poll shows Manitobans are strongly committed to recycling and don’t mind doing it.

The poll, conducted by COMPAS Research Inc., shows 93 percent of those living in Manitoba believe a “modern society” should support recycling programs, while 82 percent say they would recycle more if there were more recycling bins available.

The poll was commissioned on behalf of the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association.

“Manitobans feel strongly about doing their part to protect the environment,” said Ken Friesen, Executive Director of the CBCRA. “What’s even more encouraging is that the public is ready and willing to step up and do more for all the right reasons.”

The COMPAS research poll also found that 85 percent of Manitobans are in favour of a visible two cent container recycling fee to support recycling programs.

“It’s clear that transparency is important to Manitobans,” Friesen added. “People want to see what portion of their beverage purchase is going toward recycling and benefiting the environment. They don’t want those costs buried.”

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