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Government gives ambitious country £34m to tackle waste

Elliot Morley this week backed a countys £34 million bid to hit a 45% recycling rate by 2010 and reduce waste growth to 1% per annum by 2015.The Environment Minister approved the funding of Northumberlands hugely ambitious private finance initiative (PFI).The sixth largest county in England currently recycles just 10% of its municipal waste, arisings of which are growing at 5% per year.It is expected to spend its windfall on building around seven facilities ...