Newcastle-under-Lyme town has nine bins for every home

February 17th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Newcastle, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new survey in the United Kingdom has found that some residents have been left confused and overwhelmed after a new measure on how they should dispose off their waste emerged.

In line with the European Union’s new regulation on recycling for its members, residents are required to sort their wastes. Some councils in the United Kingdom are requiring residents to use as much as 9 different bins to sort the waste that they produce. Some though require their residents to just keep a single dustbin.

The survey found that residents of Newcastle-under-Lyme have been left confused after they were asked to keep as much as nine dustbins for a house. The council told residents that they should separate the waste into various forms for recycling issues. The directive has left several of the residence confused and in some cases overwhelmed. Some of the residents claim that they hardly have a place to keep all those dustbins.

According to the EU regulation, the country should be able to recycle about half of the waste that is produced in the country by the year 2020. The country currently recycles 40 percent of the waste that they produce.

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