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Disposal

In the past, the most common way of disposing of waste in the UK was in landfills. This method of disposal has a negative effect on the environment as it contributed to land pollution, groundwater pollution and climate change, brought about by greenhouse gases released from decomposing waste in landfills.

Recent EU laws that have been applied to the UK by domestic legislation have made radical changes to the way waste can be disposed of in the UK. They affect:

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