Recycling, once a symbol of environmental responsibility, has become a widely accepted practice in many parts of the world. It’s a crucial component of sustainable living, as it conserves resources, reduces waste, and minimizes the environmental impact of manufacturing. However, an emerging issue known as ‘recycling fatigue’ threatens to undermine the progress we’ve made in promoting eco-friendly behaviours.
Recycling fatigue is a term used to describe the weariness and disinterest people may experience when faced with the seemingly never-ending task of sorting and disposing of recyclable materials. This fatigue manifests in various ways, from a decline in recycling rates to increased contamination of recycling bins with non-recyclable items.