Portuguese worst at recycling, study shows

The Portuguese recycle the smallest percentage of their rubbish, according to the results of a survey by the British Institute for Public Policy Research.

The survey - which only covers the 15 member states before EU enlargement mainly to the east in 2004 - shows that Portuguese recycle three percent of their rubbish.

Other recycling laggards are the Greeks at eight percent and Britons at 18 percent.

At the other end of the scale, the Dutch recycle 65 percent of their waste,...

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