Recycling rate in Scotland continues
Scottish Environment Protection
Agency (SEPA) released figures
that show that Scotland’s annual
recycling and composting rate
rose to 33.5 percent for the
year January to December 2008,
exceeding the Scottish Government’s
target of 30 percent for 2008.
The next target is 40 percent
by the end of 2010.
A total of 1.29 million tons
of biodegradable municipal waste
was sent to landfill in Scotland
in 2008. This is already below
the 1.32 million tons limit
set for Scotland by the European
Progress is also being made
towards meeting the Scottish
Government’s target of stopping
the growth of municipal solid
waste by the end of 2010.