Ruth Davidson not not responsible for Scottish waste recycling passing 60% target in 2018 as England looks certain to fail 50% target by 2020

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From SEPA figures in Scottish Field today:

‘More and more Scots are doing their bit for the environment. Scottish recycling, composting and re-use of waste from all sources has rocketed past the 60% milestone for the first time. In 2016, 6.96 million tonnes (61%) of waste was recycled, composted or prepared for re-use, over half a million tonnes more than in 2015. Total waste generated in Scotland fell by over half a million tonnes (0.53m tonnes) since 2015, with Scotland achieving the lowest quantity of waste being landfilled since 2011 – a 10.3% decrease from 2015.’

https://www.scottishfield.co.uk/outdoors/wildlifeandconservation/scottish-recycling-levels-hit-a-new-high/

From the BBC in March 2018:

‘Recycling rates of councils serving 14 million households in England have fallen over five years, analysis by BBC News has found. Half of local authorities recycled a lower proportion of household waste in 2016-17 than in 2011-12. Experts warn the UK is likely to miss its target of recycling 50% of household rubbish by 2020.’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43197454

What could explain this difference? Could it be anything to do with the parties in power at Holyrood and in Westminster. Is it more to do with local authority compliance? Remind me, does the SNP have any part to play in central or local government anywhere? Is it because of Ruth Davidson?

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6 thoughts on “Ruth Davidson not not responsible for Scottish waste recycling passing 60% target in 2018 as England looks certain to fail 50% target by 2020

  1. William Henderson May 30, 2018 / 8:42 am

    “What could explain this difference?”

    Could the 100% recycling of Ruth’s rubbish by the press and TV be having a positive effect on the national figures?

    Just asking….

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  2. gavin May 30, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    The Tory media (what other kind is there?) are marching the public up a hill in the expectation Col Ruthie is on her way to Westminster. Her path smoothed by the “Grey Suits” and her regal progress to No10 cheered on by the tearfully enthralled, flag waving masses ( think of the brainwashed N Koreans).
    Of course none of this can actually happen outside the fantasies of Editors, who are gasping for a Wee Goldie!.
    She would have to dump her “Scottish” Tory party–her over egged “success” is the ONLY reason she is being touted. She would need some actual policies, not just “positioning” herself. She would have to find a seat ( Scottish or carpetbagging), and her lack of interest in constituency work might prove a handicap in any selection process.
    She would have serious competition (not least from her new chum, Gove—ask Boris) from real Tory candidates who would bite back at this inter-louper.
    The G&T set in the leafy ‘burbs wont appreciate a low life from the schemes either—“one of us? Don’t think so, dear”.

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  3. johnrobertson834 May 31, 2018 / 6:45 am

    The MSM’s love affair with Blair was mortally wounded by Iraq but they’d love another like him another to emerge. Cameron was close enough for them. Are they dreaming of a world in which Ruthie, like Blair, allows them to feel they are good people, caring a bit about the lower order, not like those nasty right-wingers in the Tory party but of course, unlike the Left, allowing them to keep their privileges and their differentials earned in a supposed meritocracy?

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