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Majority of people keen to recycle

The majority of residents in Edinburgh and Midlothian are recycling regularly, with four out of five people admitting that they now recycle, according to the results of a new survey.

The survey conducted by Keep Scotland Beautiful and commissioned by Edinburgh and Midlothian councils, looked at public attitudes to waste in preparation for Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan which is to be published later this year.

Results of the survey also demonstrated that most people questioned have an understanding of the need to move away from landfilling of waste and the benefits of using a mix of technologies to treat waste.

Edinburgh councillor Robert Aldridge said: “I’m very pleased to see the popularity of recycling in the city as well as the efforts being made to reduce the amount of waste being produced.”

Zero Waste: Edinburgh and Midlothian is a joint project between the two councils which has been set up to help deliver the Scottish Government’s aspiration for a Zero waste Scotland.

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