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Waste sent to landfill down nearly a quarter from 2001

Waste sent to landfill has been reduced by nearly a quarter since 2001, according to an Environment Agency report.Data gathered by the EA showed 65 million tonnes of waste was sent to landfill in 2007. This is 19 million tonnes (23%) less than the 84m tonnes sent to landfill in 2001. The report also found that waste treatment was up 53% on 2000/01 figures.EA head of external waste programmes Martin Brocklehurst said: Last year nearly 20 million tonnes less waste ...