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Councils miss out on "green gold"

Local authorities are missing opportunities to share in the results of huge profits generated by the soaring value of recyclable materials.The price of recyclable plastic, newspaper, cardboard and glass has soared over the past two years, giving councils a potential source of revenue that could be spent on improving local services. Many local authorities are locked into 20 or 30-year contracts with recycling companies and are unable to cash in on the higher cost of plastic ...