Fifers first for recycling
Published 7 Aug 2012 08:40 0 Comments
FIFERS are first for recycling in Scotland, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has revealed.
Figures released by Sepa showed that Fife's households were greener than anyone else in Scotland from October to December 2011, with more than 50 per cent of household waste recycled.
It's the first time the Kingdom has topped the charts and Chris Ewing, Fife Council's senior manager for sustainability, said it was "excellent news".
He added, "What the Sepa figures don't show is that for the financial year ending 31st March 2012, Fifers recycled over 140,000 tonnes of waste.
"That reduced carbon emissions by 70,000 tonnes. It also had a big financial benefit, saving nearly £8million in landfill tax and earning around £2million from the sale of recyclates.
"We are expecting that recycling rates will increase to 60 per cent once the bin system has been fully rolled out, resulting in even more financial and environmental benefits."