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Incentive schemes yield mixed results

Millions more people have been encouraged to recycle according to the Government which published the results from its household incentives trial today. Over 50 pilot schemes were run between October 2005 and March 2006, using around £3.5 million of funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and covering over 5.2 million households. The aim of the scheme was to test the value of a variety of incentives on a range of different ...