Recycling – An interesting take on local authority spending priorities

Thank tank calls for waste revolution

The Circular Economy Task Force has warned that UK councils are spending more on collecting rubbish than on housing or planning. The bodies accumulatively spend £3.9bn on waste, £3bn on housing and £2.3bn on planning, and have been encouraged by the Task Force to reform waste disposal strategies to optimise operations and save money. The report suggests billions could be saved investing in waste and recycling plants, some of which could generate energy from rubbish. Capturing reusable or recyclable products that are currently lost could be worth £1.7bn a year.

This report seems to be saying that there is money and energy to be made if changes are made. I wonder if it is really that simple?

With thanks to the LGiU for the lead to this story.

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