Sunday, March 2, 2008

Recycling material 'being dumped as landfill'

By Andy Bloxham Last Updated: 1:01pm GMT 02/03/2008

Thousands of tons of material put out to be recycled by environmentally conscious Britons secretly ends up at landfill, it has emerged.
Around 240,000 tons of paper, glass and plastic is either dumped or burned after being collected in green bins and bags by local council staff, according to the Local Government Association, which represents town halls across the country.
However, the true amount could be much higher as only around half of local authorities submitted their data.

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