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Merseyside's increased recycling plan wins £90m PFI credit

An ambitious Merseyside plan to increase recycling rates has won a £90 million private finance initiative (PFI) credit award. The plan includes more composting, more household waste recycling centres and facilities to separate the remaining waste for further recycling and energy recovery. With these changes, the authority aims to raise recycling rates from 18.5% to 45% by 2020. It also wants to cut its landfill waste by 60%, which is equivalent to nearly half a million ...