STROUD has been named England's least wasteful town, due to its high recycling rate and low amount of household waste.

In a study produced by single-use-plastic experts Bower Collective, household waste, recycling and fly-tipping statistics from across the country were compared.

The research showed that Stroud possesses the country’s second highest recycling rate and the fourth lowest amount of generated household waste.

On average, a Stroud resident produces 299kg of waste per year (the same weight as 100 bricks), which is 26 per cent below the English average.

Between 2014-2015 and 2019-2020, Stroud has seen a four per cent decrease in household waste and a four per cent increase in its recycling rate, but a 34 per cent increase in fly-tipping.

A survey by the Bower Collective found that 98 per cent of respondents said that they would make using less single-use-plastic one of their resolutions for 2022.

See the study here: