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Fining residents for their waste won't encourage them to recycle

By Ian BellamyLocal authorities must win the hearts and minds of the public if they are to meet tough European Union recycling targets, which aim to divert 33 million tonnes of waste away from landfill sites by 2020.Fining people for throwing away too much rubbish will not encourage recycling. It will only spark resentment about being forced to pay for a waste collection service that was once free and will be extremely difficult to police. Similarly, ...