Apparently, Britain has won the Dustbin of Europe award.
New figures released on Monday tell us that Britain (still) dumps more rubbish in landfill than any other European Union country.
We are getting better at recycling. Our waste and recycling performances have improved over recent years but we are still the worst in Europe and they tell us that if the current trend continues, we will run out of landfill space in about nine years time.
It’s not just the householder that is to blame. According to the article 40% of our shopping items cannot be recycled. So, manufacturers, shops, packaging firms need to get away from quick-and-cheap ethics and start thinking long-term. And local councils need to start imposing heavy penalties on shirkers. And householders really should be fully onto the recycling programme by now!