House Clearance Durham Results Of Recycling Survey

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House Clearance County Durham Results Of Recycling Survey

House Clearance Durham is currently collating the results of the first private county Durham survey on the packaging content of collected household waste, which has shown that tonnes of waste packaging is thrown away each year in County Durham. The survey involved hand-sorting waste from 250 households, and confirmed the suspicion that households using wheeled bins produce significantly more waste for collection than those using traditional dustbins or plastic sacks. The mean amount of waste collected per week from a household with a wheeled bin was 18.8 kg, compared to a household using plastic sacks, which produced 12.4 kg of waste. The wheeled bins users waste also produced more packaging waste by weight, although it was lower as a proportion. It is worth taking a look at the preliminary results of the survey.

Comparison of wheeled bins and plastic sacks in the UK (kg per week)

mean waste per household—-(wheeled bin)18.8—-(plastic sack)12.4
mean packaging fraction —-(wheeled bin)3.1 —-(plastic sack)2.4
mean non-packaging —-(wheeled bin)15.7—-(plastic sack)10.0

Another survey looked at by House Clearance Durham is on how socio-demographic and behavioural factors affect the amount of packaging waste thrown away by households. John Graham from House Clearance Durham said, “These figures are the most accurate that have ever been produced and provide a sound basis on which future waste policies can be made. Subsequent surveys will enable House Clearance Durham to refine these figures even further allowing for example for seasonal variations. They will also act as a check on how much packaging waste has been successfully diverted from collected household waste.”

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