The Race For Green Is On!

3rd January 2011

The Recycling minister, Lord Henley revealed today that: "Businesses across England have clearly been working hard to not only recycle more, but also reduce the waste they produce in the first place."

This encouraging bit of news comes just on the heels after London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, also makes this lofty statement: “We have now set our plan in motion to send no municipal waste to our landfill by the year 2025.”

This is hardly new news to UK’s young people. For decades now they have tremendously backed green jobs, but particularly now, the race to find environmental careers is overwhelming.

According to the latest report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the UK is ahead of Germany, but slightly behind France in the race for these lucrative jobs.

In the last seven years, the volume of commercial and industrial waste has dropped by almost 30%, according to current government figures.

Another report presented by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Youth Advisory Panel, shows massive recruitment support for renewable energy green jobs since the news came out.

Additional reports came from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). It revealed that industrial and commercial waste amounted to nearly 48 million tonnes in just the last year.

The growing interest in “green” recycling careers is evidenced by the 10% increase in employment since 2002.

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