UK landfill sites will be full by 2022, says report

The UK is rapidly running out of landfill capacity, according to a new report published by the Furniture Recycling Group

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The UK is on course to run out of landfill capacity by 2022, a new study indicates

The UK is rapidly running out of landfill capacity, according to a new report published by the Furniture Recycling Group.

An analysis carried out by the company indicates that 45.4 million tonnes of waste is dumped in landfills annually, which will fill existing landfill capacity within four years if current trends continue. Those figures reflect official data from the Environment Agency.

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