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Recycled Rubbish

Continuation of the previous post, hat tip to a commenter...

BBC NEWS | UK | UK 'landfill dustbin of Europe'

Monday, 12 November 2007

The UK is the "dustbin of Europe", according to a new study.

A NEW study no less...

Households sent more than 22.6 million tonnes of rubbish to landfill in the most recent year in which comparable figures were available across the EU.

Council leaders warn that an area the size of Warwick - 109 square miles - is already used as landfill..

Gosh, rings a bell...

BBC NEWS | UK | 'Dustbin' UK tops landfill table

Sunday, 7 January 2007
The UK dumps more household waste into landfill than any other EU state, according to figures.

It disposes of more than 27m tonnes of waste in this way each year - 7m more than any other country, the Local Government Association (LGA) says.

This makes the UK the "dustbin of Europe", it says.

An area the size of Warwick - 109 sq miles - is now landfill

How things have changed since January!


Councillor Paul Bettison, chairman of the LGA's Environment Board, said: "For decades people have been used to being able to throw their rubbish away without worrying about the consequences. Those days are now over."

Paul Bettison, chairman of the LGA's environment board, said: "For decades people have been used to being able to throw their rubbish away without worrying about the consequences. Those days are now over."

The BBC, it's the unique way it's funded that makes it the leading news provider...

Comments

If I remember rightly, the predicted waste of the entire United States for the next thousand years could fit into a landfill just 35 miles square. They would need to go a little bit deeper than six inches though!

So the BBC rcycles news. Why should they be any different from their NuLabour chums?

Or is it some hack on the Environment Desk desperate to be seen producing for the party line, but too lazy/incompetent to actually go and read some new press releases?

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