'Still in the doldrums': UK recycling rate creeps above 45 per cent

Michael Holder
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The latest UK recycling figures demonstrate slow progress
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The latest UK recycling figures demonstrate slow progress

Slight year-on-year uptick in household recycling welcomed by industry, but green groups highlight 'packaging waste mountain' revealed by latest Defra figures

The amount of household waste sent for recycling across the whole of the UK crept up above 45 per cent for the first time in 2016, setting a new record. But meeting binding EU targets for 2020 remains...

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