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Recycling Roundup 20th March

A roundup of this weeks stories include a recycling centre in Carmarthenshire is set to close after they failed to agree a new contract with the local council forcing residents to take their waste to a recycling bank until new arrangements are in place.  

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Recycling Around the World A-Z : Holland

Holland have a successful recycling scheme in place, only a small fraction of waste is sent to landfill with 64% of waste is recycled.  90% of Dutch people separate their waste and they say that they take measures to help save energy where it is neede, such as turning the tap off whilst brushing their teeth.  But why are they successful?

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Recycling Roundup 27th March

In this weeks edition of Reycling Roundup we feature one of the biggest stories to originate from last week, a new plant in West Bromwich has opened up which enables the site the facility to recycle, nappies as well as feminie hygiene products, which when in landfill can take up to 500 years to degrade naturally

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Recycling Roundup 26th June

One of the main stories this week features a new recycling scheme that according to residents is not working and because of this there is rubbish piling up on the streets, one resident even took to social media to post a picture of her uncollected food waste caddy containing maggots.  

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Recycling Roundup 17th April

One of the most covered stories over the recent weeks is regarding councils making waste collection changes, most have been met with unhappy residents, but in some cases it works out for the better.  East Devon had a new weekly recycling scheme introduced which then led their general waste bin being collected every 3weeks, as a result their recycling went up to 59% from 44%. 

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Recycling Roundup 1st May

One of the biggest stories that appeared this week came from Wales, Wales have a high recycling rate and threatened to fine any councils which did not meet this targets and 3 councils failed to do so.  However on this occasion they refused to fine the local councils which has drawn some criticsm.  

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