A Wasted Opportunity: Getting the most out of Britain’s Bins

Jul 20, 2009

Our latest report recommends the radical overhaul of the UK’s waste system to reduce the cost on households, improve recycling rates, increase local authority efficiency and expand the proportion of the UK’s energy needs met through waste.

A Wasted Opportunity notes that Britain still sends more than half its waste to landfill sites, and 15.5 million tonnes of household rubbish were buried and left to rot in 2007/8. The UK also fares badly in comparision with its European counterparts.

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Robert McIlveen

Robert McIlveen
Research Fellow, 2009-2010 Read Full Bio

Ben Caldecott

Ben Caldecott
Head of Environment & Energy Unit, 2008-2009 Read Full Bio

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