Letter: Britain peddles the recycling line, but Germany's got it wrapped up

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The Independent Online
YOU SAY that waste disposal by incineration increases the greenhouse effect. This should be put in context. If the waste is tipped into a hole in the ground, the methane generated has a greenhouse effect of more than 30 times that of the carbon dioxide produced by its combustion.

Professor Andrew Porteous

The Open University,

Milton Keynes

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