Tuesday, January 09, 2007

UK: Champions of Europe

After recent failures at football, cricket, rugby (and most Olympic sports) it's good to know there is one pursuit at which the UK still excels; dumping waste into landfill. It seems we leave our competitors standing when it comes to throwing rubbish into large holes.

Apparently we threw 27 million tonnes of such rubbish into a number of large holes over the last year, whereas countries such as Germany and France only managed a paltry 10 million and 13 million, respectively. They're clearly not putting their backs into it. The reward for such a fine achievement is to be crowned the offical 'dustbin of Europe'. Makes you proud to be British :-)

http://www.lga.gov.uk/PressRelease.asp?lSection=0&id=SXB810-A783F328

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