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Herts consultation finds support for increased recycling

Early findings from the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership public consultation show that most of the countys residents want a 50% recycling target.

The partnership, made up of the county council and all ten district councils, carried out a public consultation earlier this year to find out the publics views on reducing waste, increasing recycling and alternative methods of treating residual waste.

As well as strong support for a 50% recycling target residents also supported compulsory recycling but did not want to be charged for the amount they produced.

Responses also indicated support for a reduction in non-recyclable packaging, more publicity to encourage waste reductions and more research into energy from waste.

About 11,000 people and organisations responded to the survey and a full set of results will be published in the summer.

Hertfordshire Waste Partnership chair Derrick Ashley said: Weve had an extremely good response to the consultation, and early indications are really positive - showing that most people want to reduce the amount of waste they produce and recycle more.

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