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Scotland lags behind

Scotland is struggling to match England and Wales when it comes to recycling rates, according to the latest figures from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
The country only achieved a 12.8% recycling rate for 2003/4. This compares to a 17% rate for England and a 16.25% record in Wales during the same time period.
A total of 2,920,343 tonnes of domestic and commercial waste was collected in Scotland during the period, and only 298,683 tonnes was recycled, but a further 113,943 tonnes of waste was composted.
The figures also showed that there were 2,364,156 household premises, 64,931 commercial premises and 1,109 industrial premises that received a regular waste collection service in Scotland.
But out of these only just over 1 million households, 8,970 commercial premises and 124 industrial premises received a kerbside recycling service.

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