Monday, 20 July 2009

What a waste

Following on from an earlier post about Tracking Trash, and Watching Waste it was interesting to see the front page of the Times on Saturday.

Two British companies are being investigated over the discovery of 1,400 tonnes of hazardous waste from Britain at Brazilian ports.

The Times now says that Britain is preparing to take back more than 1,400 tonnes of toxic waste said to have been exported illegally to Brazil for recycling.

It make you wonder if recycling targets are real or not.
We just have to put our trust in contractors, and government schemes.

We learnt, earlier in the month, again from The Times that More than 2,800 tons of paper left out by householders for recycling is being dumped in landfill sites every year. Paper collected in the same containers as plastic bottles and metal cans is being contaminated by food and liquid waste, making it unusable for recycling.

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