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Latest figures put recycling rate ahead of target

England recycled 27% of its waste in 2005/06 according to provisional figures released by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) today. This is 4% more than the figure achieved last year and ahead of the Governments target to recycle and compost 25% of household waste in England by 2005/06. Defra also confirmed that all waste disposal authorities in England had successfully met their landfill allowances in the first year ...