另一方面，在英国，垃圾回收并没有被大力推行，人们的认识也较少。然而，英国有严格的废物管理法律，但是不断增长的人口使得废物管理变得困难，废物回收率比其他国家要低（Cole et la，2011）。
Comparison between Recycling System in Australia (Sydney) and UK
Waste recycling system in Sydney has gathered a good response and the citizens look keen in helping the government authorities to segregate the recyclable and non-recyclable waste. The government is also trying to increase the awareness amongst the people of the city regarding this and there are detailed websites available from where information could be gained about the waste management system in Sydney.
On the other hand, in UK, the waste recycling has not been pushed aggressively and the awareness amongst people is also less. However, UK has strict laws related to waste management but the ever growing population has made the waste management difficult and the percentage of the recycled waste is lesser than the other countries (Cole et la, 2011).
The most important step for recycling the waste is waste segregation. This means that the waste collected from the households should be well segregated into recyclable and non-recyclable waste. If the segregation is not proper it becomes very difficult to recycle. In Sydney, the government encourages usage of three waste disposal bins in each house which are meant for three different types of waste. These are colour coded into red green and yellow. The red bin is meant for the waste which is garbage and non-recyclable (Seadon, 2010). The yellow bin is meant to hold recyclable waste and the green bin is for the garden organics or the green waste. This system is followed well by all the people in Sydney and hence it makes the recycling process easier.