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    How 12million tons of your carefully sorted waste is being dumped in foreign landfill

    Ok, it's the DM but it doesn't mean it ain't true.
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    Millions of tons of household rubbish painstakingly sorted by families for recycling is being dumped abroad.

    Whitehall has admitted that waste from recycling bins is being shipped to countries including China, India and Indonesia, where much of it ends up in landfill.

    In papers published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, ministers concede that what happens to the 12million tons of 'green' waste shipped abroad every year is largely beyond their control.

    The great recycling con trick: How your carefully sorted waste is being dumped abroad | Mail Online
    You bullied, you laughed, you lied, you lost!

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    If it is actually recyclable, I doubt it's going to landfill. Not in those countries.

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    Australia has a lot of large holes to fill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge View Post
    Australia has a lot of large holes to fill.
    The truth is, in Australia, there is'nt large holes within easy reach of cities where most of the rubbish is generated.
    There could well be large holes from open cut mining etc, but the cost to transport rubbish the thousands of miles would be a very costly exercise.
    The fact is, if you have a large hole with in easy reach, that you would like filled, you have a very valuable bit of real estate.

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    Dont matter what they are doing with it and it aint a con trick the UK gov dont want it here in the UK so yeah they get mugs to sort it ( not me I chuck it all in the bin bags as they pay me FA to sort it ) then it goes to the tip .

    BTW this weekly treat costs me 132 a month to have someone take this bag of rubbish away , so yeah shipping it to the other side of the world is about right
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    Perhaps the UK could slip some nuclear waste in with the "green" waste.

    Cameron may well be working on that solution already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan
    this weekly treat costs me 132 a month to have someone take this bag of rubbish away
    Holy shit. 10 baht per month here in the village.

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    ^ We're getting ripped off here in Sansei! We have to pay 30 baht per month.

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