posted on Aug, 30 2014 @ 12:17 PM
a reply to: TrueBrit
Hmm, I think your comment is misleading because local authority recycle rates are based on amount recycled as a percentage of total waste collected.
You appear to be implying that only 20-30% of collected recyclables are actually recycled. I doubt this and would ask for your source to verify your
My local authority does not have a landfill site so are required to pay a neighbouring authority to bury anything that has not been sifted out for
recycling. Out of total rubbish collected, roughly a third is collected in 'recycle' containers, then this goes to a transfer station to be hand
sorted by agency guys on minimum wage.
My local authority will recycle as much as it can to avoid paying landfill charges to the neighbouring authority.
Are you really claiming that of all 'recycled waste' collections, 70-80% ends up in landfill anyway?
...as I said, I would love to read your source for that assertion, and on-topic, if you support the dog-food-plastic-bottle-recycle machine for the UK
then you must be aware that such a scheme would involve the bottles going to the same local transfer/sorting system as the rest of recycle waste -
your claim of 70-80% going to landfill would presumably apply to collections from these machines as well then, or not, and why do you think so?