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New scheme launched to improve recycling in Bournemouth

A new waste recycling scheme is going to be launched across Bournemouth as part of a new plan to help improve the recycling rates of the town. Already Bournemouth has one of the top recycling rates in the nation and is known sending a very meager 19% of its wastes to landfills.

Now the council helps to improve that waste rate by even more with

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Many countries still falling short of recycling targets according to latest data

New data shows many countries are going to fail meeting the 50% target for recycling by 2020, according to an European Environment Agency (EEA) report. Recycling in the UK went up faster than most other countries in Europe, even though it started at a lower point back in 2001 when the goals were established. Recycling rates were around 12% for most of the municipal waste

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South west recycling set to be exported for processing

Some of the South West’s recycling collection is going to be sent abroad to be processed so they can help reduce the costs of landfills. As a result of the new programme, the majority of recycling will be sent to Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, and Somerset will be sent out to other locations in the UK. Only a small percentage will be locally dealt with.


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New review set to look into the way UK law interprets EU waste directives

A new review is set to begin this week in Cardiff and will dig into UK law trying to find out whether the British justice system interprets EU waste directives properly. An organisation called Campaign for Real Recycling have brought the UK government to court claiming that the collections that are happening around the country do not follow EU directives under the Waste Framework set

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