Report shows Scottish recycling on the increase

24/11/2009

Report Shows Scottish Recycling On The Increase

A recent study has suggested some consumers north of the border may be increasingly likely to recycle mobilephones.

In a report issued by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), it was noted that the country's annual rates for reusing unwanted materials and composting was up by 35.2 per cent in July, compared to 12 months before.

The organisation also noted that recycling performance for the three months ending June 31st had seen a rise of 38.7 per cent on the same quarter from 2008.

Kenny Boag, national waste policy unit manager for SEPA, said the results were "encouraging", adding that it was now essential for the progress to continue if Scotland was to meet its future targets.

"Greater challenges lie ahead and we must all accept that this will require new and additional services, facilities and most importantly, changes to our lifestyles so we may further reduce, reuse and recycle our waste," he concluded.

The announcement could encourage some to consider selling old mobile phones rather than allowing them to go to landfill - a move that can also be used to generate cash.

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Posted by Sam White