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SEPA publish promising results

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published the latest recycling figures which show an ever-improving effort.

The latest quarterly municipal waste statistics for April-June 2005 show a recycling/composting figure of 23.9%, which is over 4% higher than the 19.2% rolling figure for the last 12 months up to June 2005.

SEPA’s waste strategy manager John Ferguson said: “People genuinely want to reduce, re-use and recycle more and these latest figures show a very positive trend.”

SEPA employs the rolling data means of yearly data comparisons as they believe it is the best way to eliminate seasonal factors.

Ferguson added: “It’s good to see that all the effort being made by individuals, organisations and the Scottish Executive is continuing to pay off for our environment. We are all responsible for maintaining this momentum and SEPA encourages everyone to reduce the waste they produce and use recycling services available to them.”

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