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This festive waste [waste management]

This festive waste [waste management]

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Every year, the British public celebrates Jesus's birthday by cutting down eight million trees, wrapping enough presents to smother Guernsey, binning billions of greetings cards, and then throwing away £lbn worth of food. With a bit of thought these waste can be managed, sort clean, extrude and process our way to a greener future.The EU Batteries Directive has set recycling targets of 25 per cent of all batteries by next year, rising to 45 per cent in 2016. Britain has made more progress when it comes to recycling high-tech gifts. The recycling of unwanted gizmos, also known as WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), is now well established. WEEE is now the fastest growing waste stream in the developed world, expanding at three times the rate of other rubbish.

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