It’s not hard to understand the benefits of recycling — reduction of the amount of waste sent to landfill, conservation of natural resources, energy saving and reduction of greenhouse gases — so why do so many of us make no effort to find out what goes where when sorting out our rubbish for recycling?
It may be uncomfortable to admit but we need to raise our standards to the levels that the French, Dutch and Germans have reached. Those nations are far more enlightened. We need to look in the mirror and realise we must cut back the grotesque amounts of waste eating into our public purse.
Recycling costs us money. Thus the more recycling we do the more the burden on the public purse and further, the more resources we are using.