New targets considered for packaging recycling
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has held a conference and appealed to industry associations in a re-evaluation of its targets set for business packaging recycling.
The re-evaluation comes after a 2014 study carried out by Valpak and the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) found that estimates for plastic packaging use were higher than in reality. The research implies that Defra could reduce the target percentages set for plastic recycling by producers and yet still meet longterm targets.
At present, the the plastic recycling target set by Defra for producers is a 52 per cent recycling rate in 2016, rising to 57 per cent in 2017. The target for glass recycling by producers is set at 77 per cent.
As a result of the conference – which was held on December 23, 2015 – there were five new options proposed:
A final decision has yet to be reached, but Defra have confirmed that they prefer the third option for plastic recycling, while some believe that a reduction in the targets would send out “poor signals”.
Call us on 0800 211 8390 - or complete our Free Quote Form opposite.
Learn more about our Waste Management Services.
Service is really good, had many problems in the past with previous suppliers however since been with Business Waste I have not had any problems what so ever. From the start of the agreement the sales team was really helpful and helped with my requirements. I am in a very tricky location with not much room to store a container however I was provided with many options from the sales rep to accommodate my requirements. Customer Service from the staff is outstanding. Definitely recommend 100%.
Great friendly service and really helpful staff!