Sunday, 18 October 2009

62 million tonnes a year goes to landfill

It's just a truly shocking figure - 62 million tonnes of waste every year is being buried in holes in the ground in the UK.

One site in Bury receives 600,000 tonnes alone, which is bulldozed into an old sand quarry.

The BBC Science & Environment pages report on Environment Secretary Hilary Benn as she calls for a radical rethink on waste management and household waste recycling.

The "50 year bubble in which we though we could throw away things without regard to the consequences" is bursting.

Read the full, and very interesting piece, on the BBC website by clicking here.

photo credit: dnorman

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