JANUARY 2009

Scotland’s recycling rate rises

Scotland’s recycling and composting rate continues to make steady progress. Figures released by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), reveal that Scotland’s recycling and composting rate is 32.2 percent for the period July 2007 to June 2008.

Kenny Boag, SEPA’s National Waste Policy unit manager, said, “Today’s figures are another step in the right direction. Our recycling and composting figures continue to make steady progress year on year.

“Scotland has surpassed the 2008 target of 30 percent recycling and composting. This is as a direct result of continued efforts from the public to reduce, reuse and recycle their waste, and ambitious efforts taken by local authorities to introduce new recycling services.