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The great recycling con exposed.

confused of hornchurch

Recycling con: Millions of tons end up in landfill as officials admit success is exaggerated
Most managers at plants that recycle rubbish for industrial use say that at best 'some' of the waste sent to them is usable

Official figures show 43 per cent of household waste is now recycled
Recycling has now levelled off and amounts of rubbish sent to incinerators is going up


By Steve Doughty

PUBLISHED: 01:45, 9 February 2013  | UPDATED: 02:09, 9 February 2013  

Millions of tons of rubbish carefully sorted by families for recycling has been buried in landfill.

After years of denials, officials admitted yesterday that much of the waste councils claim to have recycled is turned away by depots.

A paper from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs revealed that most managers at plants that recycle rubbish for industrial use say that at best ‘some’ – and in other cases ‘hardly any’ – of the waste sent to them is usable.


Waste carefully sorted by families for recycling has been buried in landfill as officials admitted that much of the waste councils claim to have recycled is turned away by depots
Millions of tons of rubbish: Waste carefully sorted by families for recycling has been buried in landfill as officials admitted that much of the waste councils claim to have recycled is turned away by depots

The news confirms the fears of many householders – forced to comply with fortnightly collection rules and bin police regulations – that the painstaking recycling process ends when the dustmen have finished their round.

The abolition of weekly rubbish rounds for half the country in favour of fortnightly collections began eight years ago, supposedly to reduce landfill and carbon emissions. Many families must now sort their rubbish into several different bins, and official figures show 43 per cent of household waste is now recycled – around three million tons a year – up from just over 30 per cent seven years ago.

However, recycling has now levelled off and amounts of household rubbish sent to power-generating incinerators are going up.

Now it has emerged that the level of rubbish that is recycled has been exaggerated. The admission comes in a ‘quality action plan’ from Defra, which is under the control of Environment Secretary Owen Paterson.


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Percy.
Remember the council have an EU target to reach and if they dont make it they will lose funding.
They were already 20% behind target.
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”




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confused of hornchurch

Well why don't they just pretend that they have recycled more and get the funding, just like the EU pretends to supply us with beef and sends us pet food.

It would appear that anything to do with the EU is a con.

We can do fraud as good as our continental neighbours.