Under Labour, recycling of household waste has more than trebled from 7% in 1997, to 22% today. We still have a huge way to go to match Germany, Austria, Netherlands and Belgium, who recycle more than half of their household waste, but we are catching them up from the appalling environmental situation the Tories left us in, when we had the least recycling of household waste in Europe.
What's more we also incinerate (by far) the least waste in the EU (apart from Ireland, Greece and Spain who use landfill far more than us), so there is scope to increase this, as indeed we have plans to do.
If this report from Sweden is correct then incineration is not much different to recycling in terms of energy use (as huge amounts of energy are used with sorting and transport when recycling).
This Labour government is also putting pressure on supermarkets and producers to reduce the amount of packaging they produce and/or make it much easier to recycle.
In the latest FOE scoring, the Tories were rated by far the worst on environmental policies in the EU.