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Blue bin induced rates leap sets Liverpool on recycling target

A 49% hike in Liverpools recycling participation has been attributed to the introduction of blue wheelie bins. Research found that since the arrival of the bins in September 2006, to replace smaller purple boxes, the numbers of residents recycling rose from 39% to 88%. Council environment executive member Berni Turner commented: "We're on target for exceeding this year's recycling targets given to us by the Government. MEL Research, commissioned by the Waste & Resources Action Programme, ...