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Wigan's Recycling Rate Soars as the Weather Heats Up

For the first time on record, Wigan council collected more green waste than general waste last week due to the warmer weather.  The residents recycled more food and put less waste into their wheelie bins, throughout May the towns recycling rates increased to 50%.

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UK Government Fails to Back EU Recycling Targets

The UK government is opposing new recycling targets set by the EU even though it pledged tp develop new targes and milestones themselves.  The European parliament voted on a new target of 65% by 2035 which the UK refused saying meeting the target of 65% by 2030 would save around £10 billion in waste related costs.  

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Household Waste Recycling Increases in England

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.  

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Malta is Europe's Worst Recycler

Malta is Europe's worst recycler, only 6.7% of all waste in malta  despite there being a push towards better waste management, to put it in context the average in Europe is 45%.  The Environment Minister said that recycling would become compulsory under new waste legislation that is currently being drafted.  

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Belgium is Streets Ahead When it Comes to Recycling

According to latest statistics, Belgium is one of the mos prolific recyclers in Europe with a whopping 81% compared to the average of 65% and this is mainly down to stringent waste regulations, sorting of waste is compulsory which makes the recycling element easier.  

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