Having not even realised a league table of recycling was available, I nearly missed this story. Apparently Sleaford in North Kesteven in England recycles 51.5% of its household waste, which on it’s own deserves to be applauded. However just four years ago its recycling rate was only 3.4%.
They have done this is a number of ways. A controversial move is reducing rubbish collections to fortnightly (or “alternate weekly” is the new jargon), as some fear that instead of encouring recycling it encourages illegal dumping. Another move is to have a huge number of muli-coloured bins, one for garden waste, one for paper, plastic and glass, and one for “normal” waste.
Keeping it simple, is the message and in one town it works. How is the recycling where you live? Simple or overly complicated? Easy to do or too much hassle?