Dustbin of Europe

It seems we are living in a dump – The UK throws away more household rubbish than any other European country in the EU according to research from the Local Government Association.

We put over 22.6 million tonnes of rubbish into landfill during the last year figures were compiled. Our closest rival was Italy, which dumps 17.6 million tonnes. What a lot of us do not realise is that as taxpayers in the UK we are actually paying EU fines of £150 per tonne!

A good time to look again at what you throw away - Sort it out!

[Via BBC News ]