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Jan 6, 2015 / Richard Hall

Cracking carton recycling

I have been highly critical in the past about the poor track record of UK local authorities in offering kerbside collection of beverage cartons for recycling.

In 2006, the number of Councils providing this service was just 6%.

By the end of last year, the figure had risen to 60%. Hooray.

If you add industry efforts, bring-bank schemes cover an extra 31% of Councils, leaving only 9% without any facility. Even better.

But it is still shocking, as we enter 2015, that 40% of local authorities in such an advanced economy have yet to include cartons in their kerbside collection.

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