No doubt there is some EU nonsense behind this:
People will be asked to pick through their rubbish to set aside every piece that can be recycled, re-used, rotted or incinerated under government plans to move Britain towards a zero waste nation.
Houses that already have up to four bins and boxes may get even more — including slop buckets — as the government sets out to teach the public how to become recycling experts.
But this is entirely insane.
The minimum cost of such a scheme is £5.5 billion*.
We currently spend £3 billion on dealing with waste.
*The minimum value of the time people will have to spend sorting for recycling. And yes, we do have to ascribe a value to such time: we\’re told that we must in that lovely report by Joe Stiglitz on alternatives to GDP.