Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Recycling Rates Berkshire

Recently published recycling rates show Reading close to the bottom in Berkshire.
West Berkshire – 40.2% (08/09-33.69%)
Wokingham – 38.36% (08/09-36.57%)
Bracknell Forest – 37.83% (08/09-40.3%)
Windsor & Maid – 34.37% (08/09-35.98%)
Reading – 33.4% (08/09-34.44%)
Slough – 30.91% (08/09-25.41%)

Our neighbours to the North;
South Oxfordshire – 61.41% (08/09-42.44%)

Figures from here

As a country the UK is estimated to recycle about 17.7%, and Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Luxembourg being not too far behind. The United States recycles just about 28% of its waste today, which is doubled from what it was a decade ago.
Greece falls short with only 10% of its waste being recycled and the remaining 90% going to the landfills.



There is no way that a black sack collection service (Wokingham) could or would ever achieve a better recycling rate than a segregated wheelie bin service.

All of the councils mentioned have poor rates and all of them are very open to question - especially Wokingham.

Gina Johnson said...

Hmm that's very interesting.
Thank you!