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Scotland Sets Record Recycling Rate, Record Low Landfill Reliance in 2022

March 27, 2024

Via: Waste360

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) has reported that Scotland’s recycling rate reach a record 63.3% in 2022.

The new record is an increase of 5% from 2021 (which finished at 57%). Sepa notes the increase is reflected by economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and help from increases in recycling of construction and demolition waste.

Landfill use hit a record low of 23.2% of all waste, totaling 2.3 million tonnes.

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