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No time to waste

No time to waste

One of the by-products of a wealthy society is a surplus of waste. And as more and more people climb the greasy pole towards middle-class consumerism, the volume of waste grows. Unsurprisingly, the amount of waste produced by a society is tied closely to movements in its population, household growth and gross domestic product. The Office for National Statistics predicted last year that the UK population would increase by 5.5 per cent over the next 10 years, reaching 69.2m in mid 2026. This increase will inevitably lead to intense pressure on the country’s landfill and recycling capabilities.

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