The real recycling story
According to the Environment Agency, about half of the 8m tons of green bin material thrown out each year in the UK ends up overseas.
the BBC revealed 500 tons had been shipped unsorted to Indonesia.
Customs at Jakarta impounded containers holding mixed up paper, cardboard, plastics and cans from UK households.
According to Indonesia's environment minister, the only possible consequence of such a trail was that the rubbish from England would end up dumped on his country.
The one recycling plant in Jakarta did not receive foreign rubbish and was struggling to cope with the waste produced locally.
Rachmat Witoelar told Real Story: "Somebody has taken them [the English residents who recycled] for a ride.
"It's against international law. They should be aware of that.
"They [the exporter] are trying to dump it somewhere when we are not looking."
Yep - we are being taken for a ride by the whole recycling charade.