England’s ‘waste from households’ recycling rate has risen by 0.4 per cent to 45.5 per cent in 2019/20, falling short of the 50 per cent target reaffirmed in 2018 by Defra in the ‘Our waste, our resource: a strategy for England’.
The Waste Management Plan for England evaluates how to support objectives of the Resources and Waste Strategy and the 25-Year Environment Bill and sets out measures for increasing recycling rates across England
A new e-bike waste collection service called Putney Pedals, set up by Positively Putney and the London Waste and Recycling Board, aims to reduce carbon emissions on one of London’s busiest high streets.
Glass recycling company Recresco has reiterated concerns from the glass industry over the mooted ‘all-in’ UK deposit return scheme (DRS) for beverage containers, warning it could have a “negative rather than a positive impact” on the UK recycling.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has urged the government to accelerate the transition to a circular economy as part of a Covid-19 recovery plan that prioritises the climate crisis, reiterating its call for a ban on biodegradable waste to landfill by 2025.
The risk posed to the waste and resources sector by Brexit has increased over the last few months, with the UK falling further behind EU standards and ambition, according to Greener UK’s latest Brexit Risk Tracker.