How do you think kerbside recycling could be improved most in your area?
The UK government’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has recommended new targets for recycling in Britain.
We currently recycle around 37% of our waste – up from just 11% in 2001 – but still lagging behind other European countries, who recycle up to 70% of their waste. The new targets will have us recycling 50% of our waste within five years (2015) and recycling 60% by 2020.
Recycling provision has grown immensely over the last decade – hence that 26% jump – and most people, certainly in urban/suburb areas, do most of their recycling through regular kerbside pickups. But what do you think would improve the doorstep recycling most in your area? What would allow you to recycle more? What do you think would encourage less green-focused people to make the effort too?
I’ve put a poll together to make it easy for people to contribute but feel free to add your own suggestions in the poll or in the comments below.