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"Millions of tons of household rubbish was burned instead of recycled by councils last year, new figures revealed yesterday.
"The amount sent to incinerators shot up by almost a quarter - while the amount sent for recycling went up by barely a single percentage point.
"The burning boom means millions of families who have been forced to cope with fortnightly collections, rubbish rationing and wheelie bin fines in the name of saving the environment now have to live with the pollution risks of incinerators.
"A report from the Environment Department admitted the amount of rubbish being recycled by town halls is ‘levelling off’ and that the amount of rubbish kept out of landfill is still far short of targets set by the European Union."