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Have you come across any circumstances where Scottish councils are selling recyclables to agents who are then shipping the material to Poland and czech republic?

The reason I ask is that a representative from my local council who is implementing the new recycling scheme (a good thing) would not (or could not) say where the material was being sent to. Apparently, there are few local resources for dealing with recyclables in Scotland.

If it is being sent to these destinations then the balance of carbon saving is changed in that it will cost at least 200 gallons of diesel per 20 tonne to recycle based on a one way trip.

Could be an interesting article for your blog.

The council in question are promoting a rather cynical view that once they sell the waste to the agent - it's not their problem anymore. Certainly, the legislation that I've seen supports this kind of action...

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