Local recycling plans completed in England

All local authorities in England have now submitted draft recycling plans to the Department of the Environment (DoE), according to a parliamentary answer by Environment Secretary Michael Howard.1

Waste collection authorities throughout Britain were obliged to prepare recycling plans by the Environmental Protection Act 1990, and to submit them in draft to Environment Departments. No statutory deadline was set for plan completion, and in England only about 50 of the 366 authorities met the voluntary deadline of 1 August 1992 set by the DoE for submission of draft plans.

However, Mr Howard's answer reveals that all 366 councils have

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