Keep Britain Tidy said England should ‘hang its head in shame’ after new figures showed nearly 60% of waste collected by councils in Wales is now being recycled.
This compares to 44% in England, a figure that has remained static over the past two years.
As part of Wales’ long-term waste strategy, every local authority must meet recycling targets that rise to 70% by 2025 or face financial penalties.
Keep Britain Tidy’s deputy chief executive, Richard McIlwain, said: ‘The success in Wales reflects very badly on the situation here in England.
‘If the government is serious about getting to grips with waste then it needs to…