ENVIRONMENTAL campaign group Friends of the Earth held a demonstration outside Sheffield Town Hall - urging the Prime Minister David Cameron to talk “Half as much rubbish” and calling on national and local Government to increase recycling rates.
One member of Sheffield Friends of the Earth donned a face mask of the PM and wielded a cardboard ‘saw.’
Another held two sections of a bin cut in half.
Beatrice Greenfield, of Sheffield Friends of the Earth, said: “Sheffield currently recycles 27 per cent of its rubbish. The average amount of waste recycled in the UK is 40 per cent.
“At least £650 million worth of rubbish is buried or burnt every year in the UK.
“Some 70,000 jobs could be created if 70 per cent of waste is recycled.
“At the moment, councils are not obliged to provide recycling to businesses.
“Providing such services would drastically cut the amount of non-recycled waste.”