Household recycling rates in England edged upwards in 2014, with figures reaching 45 per cent, which has put the country within reach of an EU target to recycling 50 per cent of all household waste by 2020, it has been revealed.

Picture of a black recycling bin saying “we recycle”. At Quality Unearthed all Glamping UK holidays recycling is possible.

Official data was released by the government in the second week of May this year, showing recycling rates for households in England rose to 45 per cent in the 12 months to September 2014, marking a modest, but commendable improvement on the 43.9 per cent recycling rate achieved in 2013.

These figures support a steady trend that has seen waste from households recycling rates rise from around 41 per cent back in 2010. Additionally, this improved effort in the world of recycling meant that the amount of local authority managed waste being taken to landfill or incineration during the 12 months to September in 2014 also dropped by 2 per cent year-on-year.

So from one glamping UK lover to another, I salute you. Keep up the good work friends, we’re on the right track!

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