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New £775,000 fund aims to boost e-waste recycling

Local authorities urged to partner with waste disposal companies to bid for up to £100,000 towards electrical waste schemes

A pile of e-waste in Alabama, US
The government wants to reduce the amount of electrical waste at landfills • Photograph: Curtis Palmer

More than a quarter of a million pounds has been set aside to support local authorities wanting to improve the re-use and recycling rate of unwanted electrical items.

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