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Will 'pay as you throw' work?

"Pay as you throw" charging is an acceptable solution to Britain's 15m tonne mountain of household waste, according to a survey for BBC news. The idea of people paying to throw away rubbish has been controversial, but from January the government is hoping to run more pilots. Environmental analyst Roger Harrabin reports from Belgium, where such schemes are well established.

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