The amount of household waste being sent to landfill over the last five years has only marginally increased, according to a new report released today.
Since 2002 the waste arising in the domestic sector appears to have remained relatively static at around 31 million tonnes throughout a five year period, claims the report by Market Business Development (MBD).
The report entitled, The UK Waste Management Market Development, declares that the volume of
Some commentators say that this minor increase is partly due to more household waste being recycled.
Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) chair Lee Marshall said: All the statistics from WRAP suggest that the public are becoming more and more aware of recycling. But there is a danger of the media bashing the recycling message.
Side waste, is the black bag waste that is not put in the wheelie bin but by the side of it, this just gets left behind nowadays.
A further concern cited by
Under the EU Directive local authorities have to meet their 2010 targets to decrease the amount of waste being sent to landfill.