Scotland recycles more waste
News NavbarScotland recycled nike air 25.1 per cent of waste in the second quarter of 2005 06 according to new statistics published today.
The latest recycling figures were released by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Executive today launched a consultation to seek views on what more can be done to promote household waste prevention.
Environment Minister Ross Finnie said:
“We set a target of recycling and composting 25 per cent of muni nike air cipal waste by 2006. The latest figures show that in the quarter July September 2005, Scotland recycled or composted 25.1 per cent.
“The rolling year average from October 2004 to September 2005 was 21 per cent. These figures show that we have increased recycling in Scotland from a low base. Ho nike air wever, we cannot rest on our laurels. I am determined to see further improvements in Scotland’s recycli nike air ng rate and I also want to see households minimising their waste.
“Therefore, I am launching a consultation today to seek views on what more can be done to reduce the waste we produce. This is a big challenge and may involve radical steps. We would encourage as many pople as possible to offer views.”
The reasons for increased generation of household waste, including increasing disposable income, more single person households (single households tend to generate more waste, proportionately, than larger households) and convenience led lifestylesWork that is already being done to promote household waste prevention.