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Monstrously Stupid Recycling Laws Fine People Who Waste Less

by | 27th, May 2014



SO, we think there should be less stuff wasted. Sounds like a plan: so, therefore we will fine people who waste less. This is, well, this is monstrously stupid, isn’t it? But it is what the European Union is going to do to Britain. We now waste less paper and glass than we used to. Therefore we are going to be fined .

Recycling rates will fall for the first time in over 10 years due to “green fatigue” caused by councils imposing numerous confusing bins on households, one of the country’s biggest bin collectors has predicted.

The fall will make it almost certain that Britain will miss tough EU targets of recycling half of all household waste by 2020.

A combination of “green fatigue”, declining glass usage, and local authority budget cuts are also likely to have contributed to the fall, which risks the UK having to pay millions of pounds in fines.

The important bit in there is “declining glass usage”.

The two most common things to get recycled are paper and glass. This is because of two things. One, they’re actually things that can usefully be recycled. We can go and make new paper and new glass from the old stuff and we can even make a small profit by doing so. So, good things to do.

However, we all simply use less glass

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