Recycling policy in this country is a chaotic mess. As our investigation today reveals, different regimes operate around the UK, causing confusion and inefficiency and defeating the object of the exercise.
The big problem with plastics is that though they last for a very long time, most are thrown away after only one use. Since plastics were invented in the 1950s, about 8,300m metric tonnes (Mt) have been
STANDING in a sweltering factory, the men and women wiped sweat from their foreheads as they leant towards the conveyor belt to pull off waste. It was only May, but the smell from the bags of rubbish strong
The chaos of Britain’s recycling system is exposed today with hundreds of thousands of tons of waste being redirected to landfill or incinerators. Despite residents sorting their household waste into bins,