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Highlands and Islands Greens
Highlands and Islands Greens

Greens Welcome Recycling Figures

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Moray Greens have welcomed the news that household recycling increased throughout the Council area in 2015, taking Moray to the second top spot in recycling rates nationally.1

The figures show a modest 3% increase in local recycling in Moray to an overall rate of 57.4% – one of a minority of Councils to recycle over half of its household waste.1

“These figures are a solid step in the right direction, and a testament to the work put in by the Council to increase recycling, as well as the willingness of local folk to do their bit,” stated Moray Greens Convenor, James MacKessack-Leitch.

“It’s not so long ago that recycling was viewed as a bit of a strange thing to do, but the full range of benefits – not just the environmental ones – are becoming obvious.”

“Recycling does, and will continue to, save the Council millions of pounds annually. So in these financially straitened times if everyone in Moray takes a few seconds to play their part the savings really can be substantial, and put to better use in supporting vital services.”

1 https://www.sepa.org.uk/environment/waste/waste-data/waste-data-reporting/household-waste-data/