Huge Rise in Household Recycling sent to Landfill

The amount of Household Waste rejected for recycling has increased by more than 80% over the last four years, raising questions about how simple it is for people to identify material that can be reused.

About 338,000tns of recyclable waste was sent to Landfill or incinerated in 2015 because councils said that the waste had been contaminated. This represents a rise of 84% since 2011.

Ref: Times 24th August 2016.

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