Bottom of the heap – Catching up with Europe’s waste chargers

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Series Details No.274, November 2006, p4-5
Publication Date November 2006
ISSN 0261-2747
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The way we throw our waste away has come under great scrutiny in the British media recently. Amidst the reports about bins being micro-chipped and homeowners being aghast at the thought of more tax rises, the message that we have to change the way we deal with our waste has finally started to sink in. EU legislation is the driving force for a real change in our behaviour. If local authorities are to meet targets in the landfill Directive and avoid paying big fines, we need to find a radical solution to increase our recycling rates and to minimise overall waste.

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