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Recycling rates reach 34.5% in England for 2007/08

The recycling rate in England has risen to 34.5% for 2007/08, the Government has revealed.This is an increase of more 3% from 30.9% in 2006/07 and refers to collections of dry recyclates and green waste.Figures show local authorities are closer to achieving Waste Strategy targets to reuse, recycle or compost 40% of household waste by 2010.The data also revealed a decrease in the amount of residual household waste from 17.9 million tonnes to 16.6 million ...