Recycling targets at risk
Wrap chief executive Liz Goodwin warns that England is at risk of missing its EU recycling targets after new data from Defra revealed that local authority recycling rates increased by just 0.1% in the 12 months to December 2013 to reach 44.2%.Goodwin described the figures as "disappointing" in her latest blog. "They support the view that many in the sector have been worrying about for some time - that we look increasingly likely to miss th
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