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In the papers today - 23 November

The historic growth in the amount of rubbish generated each year appears to have stopped, according to government figures They show that the total amount of domestic rubbish produced last year, both recyclable materials and black bags, dropped by three per cent. This was the biggest fall on record and one of the few years to have seen a decrease - The Daily Telegraph
The businessman appointed by Cabinet ministers to spearhead an independent review of Britain's transport needs for the next decade has moved back to his native Australia. Sir Rod Eddington, the former chief executive of British Airways, moved to Melbourne in the Spring and has taken up a string of high powered directorships - The Daily Telegraph Problems at WS Atkins' London Underground joint venture Metronet cost the engineering consultant £1.4m in the first half of the year, prompting it to stress that improvement is vital. Metronet, in which Atkins owns a 20pc stake, has been dogged by controversy over delayed engineering works and issues with track and signalling - The Daily Telegraph The man in charge of building London's Olympics facilities has now told the government it will cost at least £5bn to deliver the games.Saying yesterday that the project needed to avoid 'a constantly bleeding process', David Higgins, chief executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority, is trying to draw a line under a controversy over spiralling estimates for the 2012 games by putting a cap on building costs - The Financial TimesTransport for London, the mayor's transport body, is to lose its second major figure in a year after Jay Walder, managing director of finance and planning, announced he was to leave. Mr Walder's resignation follows the departure at the end of January of Bob Kiley, the organisation's high-profile commissioner- The Financial Times Wealthy householders are doing more than anyone else to reduce their electricity bills, but they still use the most energy. Only 20 per cent of the population are making significant attempts to improve energy efficiency in the home, and the bulk of those are high-earners, according to the Energy Saving Trust - The Times Demand for air travel is growing so fast that Britain will require 1,300 new airliners over the next 20 years, with only the United States and China ordering more, according to an industry forecast. Britons will fly farther and more frequently, undeterred by fare increases caused by the high cost of fuel or green taxes - The Times

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