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Less hazardous waste sent to landfill

Less hazardous waste is being sent to landfill and more it is being treated and recycled, according to a new report. The Environment Agency (EA) report titled Hazardous Waste Data Update 2006 shows that the quantity of hazardous waste that went to landfill fell by 1.4 million tonnes to 900,000 tonnes down 60% since 2004. Head of external programmes Martin Brocklehurst said: The figures show that more hazardous waste such as chemical wastes, contaminated soils and fridges are being treated ...