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Findings from Recycling and Waste Management company CRJ Services’ Waste Index Report shows that despite efforts made by local councils to enhance household waste recycling, recycling rates have reached a stagnant point.

The report, which analyses seven years of waste collection data (dry recycling, residual waste, organic waste, and food waste) from the 10 largest councils by population in the UK, shows that certain regions have even witnessed an increase in the disposal of waste in landfills or through incineration methods. In 2021/22 across the ten largest councils by population, 508,657 tonnes of waste was recycled – the equivalent of six Taj Mahals.

• Leeds City Council: 72,196 tonnes
• Birmingham City Council: 67,544 tonnes
• Manchester City Council: 65,346 tonnes
• Bristol City Council: 55,089 tonnes
• Liverpool City Council: 52,515 tonnes
• Bradford Metropolitan District Council: 46,423 tonnes
• London...

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