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Households correctly sort 98% of recyclates, reveals LGA

Households are correctly recycling more than 98% of materials, Local Government Association (LGA) figures have revealed. WasteDataFlow for 2006/07 found that out of almost 13 million tonnes of items sent for recycling, just 240,403 were rejected, which equals 1.6%.

LGA Environment Board chairman Paul Bettison said: Councils strive to ensure that as much can be recycled as possible after hard working families spend their time doing their bit to help the environment. With, on average, around one in one hundred items being rejected for recycling, it is a testament to the hard work of homeowners and just how much pride they take in ensuring the right materials go in the right bins for recycling.

For more details on the figures visit: http://www.parliament.uk/deposits/depositedpapers/2008/DEP2008-0043.xls

 

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