LLANELLI, Wales, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
A new survey of 350 people by Tata Steel Packaging Recycling has named Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall as the top 'green' celebrity, ahead of Jamie Oliver and HRH the Prince of Wales.
Rio Ferdinand, who is developing an eco mansion, and Cornish TV star Dick Strawbridge were also in the top five.
The survey also looked at awareness of recycling and found that nearly half (49%) of adults admitted their children know more about recycling than they do.
In terms of materials which can be recycled, three quarters of people identified paper as a material they were aware could be recycled. Steel (30%), plastic (24%) and aluminium (28%) were also identified.
Nicola Bennett of Tata Steel Packaging Recycling, said: "The results are testimony the work done by Hugh on sustainable living and the impact this has had on the public. It's also no surprise to see many adults admit children are the future when it comes to recycling as the average school now recycles 45 kg of waste a year, compared to a 138 kg per adult. This gap is very small when one considers the amount of waste an adult creates.
"Many adults identify with recycling products rather than materials which mean some recyclable products can be put in non recyclable waste. Steel, for example, takes many forms and your son's old bike is just as recyclable as a can of beans. More can be done to increase awareness of materials rather than just products as this will help adults follow the lead of children and help Britain recycle more."
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Top ten UK eco celebs (source, Survey Monkey, May 2011)
- Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
- Jamie Oliver
- HRH the Prince of Wales
- Rio Ferdinand
- Dick Strawbridge
- KT Tunstall
- Anna Ryder Richardson
- Alex James
- James Martin
- Fiona Phillips
Tata Steel Packaging Recycling
Tata Steel Packaging Recycling (TSPR), a subdivision of Tata, is working hard to promote the recycling of all types of steel packaging, so that we can keep increasing the amount of steel that is recycled, help preserve the earth's natural resources and divert material from landfill.
SOURCE Tata Steel Packaging Recycling