And after we\’ve sorted through the rubbish, at great expense of time, then the council can take it all away and burn it!
Under European Union rules, landfill charges are set to rise from £32 to £48 a tonne by 2010, and local authorities have struggled to increase recycling rates to levels which would substantially reduce the rubbish mountain.
Many are now said to be considering incineration as a means of replacing expensive and environmentally damaging landfill sights.
According to Channel 4 News, 30 sites have been selected already, as councils spend Government-allotted waste management funds on long-term contracts with multinational waste companies.
Gosh, that was a good use of our time, wasn\’t it?