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Landfill amounts down, but recycling still needs help

By Rebecca ThyerThe amount of waste landfilled in England has dropped by 331,000 tonnes to 1999 levels, the first drop in recent years. And according to provisional statistics from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), household waste recycling increased by two percentage points to reach 14.5%. The latest Municipal Waste Management Survey said that in past years recycling and composting had only increased by about one percentage ...