English councils urged to boost recycling as progress slows

Jessica Shankleman
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Defra figures confirm household waste in England reached its highest ever level last year, but improvements are leveling off

Local authorities in England will need to find innovative solutions to raise recycling rates to meet the UK's 2020 targets, after new figures show last year's increase in household recycling was the smallest...

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