England is on the verge of incinerating more than it currently recycles for the first time. The Green Party argue that incinerations are contributing to climate change and that it is currently holding back recycling rates, despite only one incinerator being under construction for this year.
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England are one of the worst recyclers out of all the developed countries, lagging in 18th place. Some reasoning behind Englands poor recycling is contributed to confusing council recycing schemes and the move to fortnightly household waste collections.
The household recycling rate in England has rised in just above 45% for 2016/17 after dropping last year, this is partly down to the increase in the use of energy from waste facilities and separate food waste collections. This is generally the creation of energy from waste that we throw away just by using combustion ot produce heat, steam or electricity, this includes fuels like methane and ethanol.
This week we take a look at how recycling takes place in England, of course this can vary depending on what county you live in, but the majoity follow the same pattern. Englands rates are dropping and we are not on course to hit our target by 2020, this can be caused by quite a few factors, some of which are explained below.