Recycling Carbon Index 2011/12

19th November 2013

by James Fulford, Simon Hann

Eunomia’s ‘Recycling Carbon Index’ utilises WasteDataFlow reporting to rank councils on the kilogrammes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) saved per person through their recycling service.

This first edition of the Carbon Index follows the approach taken in Scotland, where councils report on their performance against the ‘Carbon Metric’, rather than simply a tonnage-based recycling rate. This provides a different insight into the benefits that derive from recycling. However, as Scottish authorities are held to a different reporting regime, the results are not directly comparable, and thus aren’t included in this index.

RCI 12-13 infographic

This report is available free of charge. Press the orange button and supply a few details about yourself in order to access the download.