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Leeds Recycling Scheme To Be Rolled Out To More Cities


More than 1.2 million coffee cups have been recycled in the first year of a trial scheme to cut waste in Leeds.

Almost 200 brightly-coloured recycling bins were placed in the city centre in October 2018 to take packaging for food and drink consumed in the street.

Before then the city’s bins were not suitable for “on-the-go” waste.

The new bins have also handled 160,000 plastic bottles but the scheme’s organisers estimated 80% of recyclable products still went in the wrong bin.

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