Businesses and institutions set to join recycling drive


Businesses and institutions such as schools, shops and offices should be recycing more waste to limit the growing amount ending up in incinerators, according to waste processors organisation VA.

Currently two million of the five million tonnes of company waste picked up by rubbish companies every year ends up being incinerated.  But that, says VA chairman Boris van der Ham, should be reduced to one million tonnes in five years.

“We are able to recycle more. Two thirds of consumer waste is already being recycled and we want to achieve the same with waste produced by businesses and institutions,” he said.

From next week, larger businesses and institutions will be issued with several bins for sorting out paper, plastic and organic waste, depending on the type of business.

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