A new survey carried out by Keep Scotland Beautiful has found that most residents living in the Edinburgh and Midlothian area are recycling.
The survey was commissioned by the two local authorities and will now be used to shape future waste policy. Encouragingly, the survey found that people weren’t just recycling more, but that they were also making efforts to reduce the amount of waste that they produce.
Russell Imrie, of Midlothian Council, said:
“The majority of our residents are keen recyclers and use the services the council provides to do their part in protecting the environment.
“Progress has been very encouraging to date and we’ll be using this research to shape our future waste strategies to make sure we treat our waste in the most sustainable way possible.”