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Recycling plans up in smoke

By John McKennaLeicesters new £30 million recycling plant was ravaged by fire this week and will not open this month as planned. The news came as a blow to Leicester City Council, which had seen the Biffa-owned site near Beaumont Leys as a key part of its plan to achieve a 40% recycling rate by 2005.A council spokesman admitted that the sites opening would be delayed, but insisted the fire had not harmed current recycling levels. Refuse and green box ...