A PLEA for more recycling in Yorkshire has gone out.
The need to tackle the region's growing rubbish mountain was unveiled in the first Yorkshire and Humber Waste Strategy.
Four key aims were unveiled. They were:
* To increase recycling
* Bring together regional planning policies
* Increase community support and involvement
* Find less damaging ways of dealing with residual waste.
All are highlighted in the strategy Let's Take It From The Tip.
The report also identifies which regional organisations should lead on each aim in a bid to reduce Yorkshire and Humber's waste problem.
Figures show the region is one of the worst performing areas in England when it comes to recycling and composting.
Just 7% of our rubbish is recycled, as against around 16% in the South-East.
The strategy has been drawn up by the Yorkshire and Humber Assembly following the views of councils, businesses and environmental groups.
In addition, scores of people throughout the region attended workshops and submitted comments.
A number of subjects have been identified as priorities.
These include developing markets for recycled materials and goods to provide opportunities for local businesses.
Also, there is a need for greater emphasis on commercial and industrial and building and demolition wastes. These make up 90% of waste in the region.
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