Recent figures regarding recycling show ONLY 9% gets recycled!
12% is burned and the remaining 79% gets put in landfills either here; but more likely sent to the global south :( which is already drowing in our waste!
How awful is this?
I looked on dorset for you recycling page for more info & it only says plastic gets sent to a depot in Wales & a whopping 90% of textile waste gets sent abroad. I emailed them for more info as to what happens once it gets to Wales, but no reply. They have since ,of course, declared a climate emergency and might take our queries as to the facts a bit more seriously!
I think the good people of Dorset, who painstakingly & conscientiously seperate their refuse & recycle in good faith, thinking they are helping the planet, deserve to know the truth as to where their rubbish ends up.
Shall we as both PS & XR put some pressure on the Council?