|COVENTRY INDICATORS - ENVIRONMENTAL
Household Waste Recycled
of waste should be carried out only after we have first attempted to cut down the amount
of resources used and waste produced in the first place. Recycling can use less energy and
cause less pollution in manufacturing as well as cutting down the demand for raw
The total household waste
recycled per person is used as an indicator because it can be related to the domestic
waste collected indicator and is something over which we can all have some influence.
Coventry has been at the top
of the Citizen Charter league table for Metropolitan Authorities for recycling for several
years, with a current recycling rate of 9.1%. However, it still falls short of the
governments target of 25% and a long way short of the 50% of household waste which
it is estimated can be recycled.