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Pay-as-you-throw encourages recycling, finds think tank

Reduced council tax combined with pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) waste schemes are the best way to encourage recycling and boost waste businesses, according to a report from the Adam Smith Institute (ASI). The report cites evidence from Holland, Ireland and Germany, which suggests that PAYT should not increase household bills but instead offers opportunities to reduce them. The report also said that US research suggests PAYT would reduce landfill by 16 to 17%, increase recycling ...