Household waste recycling rate up in Scotland

A modest increase in Scotland’s household recycling has been cautiously welcomed while a report produced on the same day highlights the importance of domestic rates

Scotland's household recycling rate increased by 1 percentage point in 2016. Photograph: Manfredxy/123RFScotland’s recycling rate increased slightly in 2016 compared with the year before, according to the latest figures published by the Scottish government.

The figures, published on 26 September, show that last year, the household waste recycling rate was 45.2%, a 1 percentage point increase on the 44.2% recorded in 2015.

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