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Lords give bin charging pilot rough ride

Hostility was shown towards local authority (LA) refuse charging pilot, which is part of the Climate Change Bill, as it was read in the House of Lords this week. The debate covered the pilots for pay as you throw schemes, which will be run by five, yet to be named, LAs. Questions about the schemes validity as a method for reducing greenhouse emissions were raised because household waste only accounts for about 10% of total UK waste. Some Lords felt that other issues, such ...

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