Recycling: More than a load of old rubbish


In recycling and waste management, it is hard not to talk statistics. Kyoto protocols, carbon dioxide emissions, taxes and percentages are hard to avoid.

So, here are some important facts and figures: in the UK, we have recycled £1.3bn of household materials since 2003 and average annual growth in recycling is 30%. Some 35 million tonnes of waste has been recycled since 2003 (based on figures calculated in 2009), saving 30 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, equivalent to removing one-third of all

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