Local authorities can boost their recycling rates by over 1% and save over £450k in waste disposal if they introduced a bulky waste collection service. Figures by WRAP suggest that 50% of goods that are taken to the recycling centre could be reused.
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Despite councils and England needing to hit recycling targets, 27% of councils are still not recycling plastics like tubs, pots and foot trays. The Recycling Association say that people are trying to do their bit but a lackadaisical attitude from the councils is not helping the situaton.
Recent surveys have suggested that young people are the least likely generation to recycle, and that some have an indifferent attitude towards it. Is this true and, if so, why? Furthermore, how can councils and waste companies get their recycling message across to the new generation?