More Scottish household waste recycled than landfilled

The quantity of household waste being recycled in Scotland has exceeded the amount sent to landfill for the first time, according to the latest official figures.
Statistics released by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) show that 45.6 per cent of household rubbish generated north of the Border in 2017 was recycled.
This represents an increase of 0.6 per cent on the rate achieved in 2016.
A total of 2.46 million tonnes of household waste was generated last year – a drop of 38,153 tonnes, or 1.5 per cent, from 2016.
The amount recycled weighed in at 1.12 million tonnes, while... read more

 
26 September 2018 in Environment, Views: 51
Source: Scotsman
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