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Official recycling statistics released by SEPA

Official recycling statistics have been issued today by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

The figures show that Local Authorities in Scotland have recycled 44.3% of household waste collected in 2015. This was an increase of 1.4% from the 42.8% waste recycled by Local Authorities in 2014.

The full media release from SEPA can be viewed here: http://media.sepa.org.uk/media-releases/2016/an-official-statistics-publication-for-scotland-household-waste-january-to-december-2015/

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland said:

“It’s encouraging that household recycling in Scotland continues to grow, year after year, thanks to the efforts of councils and the public, who overwhelmingly want to do the right thing.  Recycling more means we stop wasting money by sending good materials to landfill, as well as helping us meet our commitments on tackling climate change.

“We’re confident, following further investments made in food waste recycling in 2016, that we will continue to see progress – in addition to now having a majority of Scottish councils signed up to a national charter for more consistent collections.”

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