Thousands of tonnes of recyclable waste from trains sent to landfill

Waste disposal firm BusinessWaste suggests a lack of bin options on trains wastes resources and costs passengers more money

A lack of bin options on trains leads to tens of thousands of tonnes of recyclable waste being sent to landfill.

That's according to waste disposal firm BusinessWaste, which says more than 1.5 billion individual rail journeys are made in the UK every year, during which passengers generate "vast amounts" of rubbish, including food wrappers, food waste, newspapers, plastic bottles and aluminium cans.

Company spokesman Mark Hall said: "It cries out to be recycled, but it all goes into the single general waste bin that you see on most trains and rail platforms which is never going to be recycled.

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