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Minister slams Tory plans

Environment Minister Joan Ruddock has issued a scathing attack on the Conservative Partys plans to adopt a US-based system to pay people to recycle.In a speech to pressure group Green Alliance, shadow chancellor George Osborne said that the Conservative Party would adopt a scheme used by US company RecycleBank, which gives every household in an area a bin for recyclable waste which is weighed when collected.Responding to this speech Ruddock said: This is classic ...