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More research could improve performance

An almost miraculous turnaround in the performance of three underachieving areas may have provided the template for future success in local authority recycling. The adjoining south Yorkshire districts of Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham were returning rates of just 3%, 4% and 5% during 2001/02 which had remained broadly static for the previous four years. However, when faced with the need for a four-fold increase to meet the 2005/06 target of 18%, ...

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