Recycling is now a part of many people's lives, but Waste Watch believes local authorities should do more to show they are committed to the practice.
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Sam Jarvis, head of communications at Waste Watch, commented on a report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs showing that 40.1 per cent of household waste was recycled between July 2009 and June 2010.
"We'd like to see this figure rising further, because we know that we probably can recycle around 60 per cent of our household waste," said Mr Jarvis.
"We'd like to see more local authorities allowing residents to recycle more items, and for there to also be greater consistency across local authorities."
He said the figures represent "welcome progress" and shows an increase of more than double in the last ten years.
However, Mr Jarvis pointed out that the UK's infrastructure must be modernised across the country so that individuals in different regions are able to recycle the same materials.
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