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Derry/Strabane lowest recycling rate

Published on October 27, 2015 By administrator

Derry City and Strabane District Council has the lowest recycling rate in Northern Ireland. In the first set of figures released by the Department for the Environment, Derry and Strabane council’s recycling rate was 34.7 per cent. The figures related to the period from April to June 2015. Of the 11 new super councils, which [...]

EU recycling and composting rate reaches 43%

Published on July 22, 2015 By administrator

A record 43% of municipal waste was either recycled or composted in the EU in 2013, according to the latest Eurostat figures published on Thursday. Although the share of recycled waste reached 28%, 31% of waste was still landfilled and 26% incinerated. The figures show significant differences in waste treatment methods between member states. More [...]