Frankly it's hard to tell, there is very little mention of it anywhere, but there is a report about recycling in France, which says that, according to the results of a poll, French people have become used to sorting their waste for recycling and are happy to do it. They would even be prepared to do more to make it more cost-effective.
Photo from Flickr user Commune de Saint-Thonan. Creative Commons licence.
The sign made by children at school says, "Selective sorting is easy. Think of selective sorting".
In our area of France, rubbish is collected twice a week, from the roadside. We are expected to sort anything recyclable and put out tow bags or bins - blue for recyclable wasted, black for everything else. They will take almost all recyclable waste apart from glass which has to be brought to the depot.
In our area of England though it is a different story. The waste is collected once a fortnight, alternating between recyclable and other waste. There is a considerable limit on what can be recycled - only paper, cardboard, cans, some plastic bottles. No plastic bags, no yoghurt pots, no polystyrene, no aluminium foil containers.
It would be interesting to conduct asimilar survey, taking into account the different practices to see if that had any bearing on attitudes.
It would also be interesting to hear of other areas' recycling possibilities. I find our UK system very restrictive. Is it the same elsewhere?