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People "too reliant on councils" to recycle

Householders put mountains of recyclable waste in landfill each week because they rely too much on local government green schemes instead of taking the initiative themselves, according to new research.The study from insurance group Zurich says on average people are recycling only half of their rubbish. Each week, Britons cast aside enough cans to stretch from London to Sydney, a wall of boxes more than three times the length of Great Wall of China, and enough plates of food ...