Since we announced we were leaving the EU, Brexit has been on the news on a daily basis, but will recycling be affected when it does happen? Most of the UK's recycling rates has been down to the EU legislation with the UK currently at 44% but this was set to rise to 65% by 2030.
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With the ban of importing of certain types of recyclable waste from China, the UK has had to rethink their strategy about they dispose of waste it creates, one of which is incineration. One of the main problems of this is the release of toxins and chemical gases if not properly controlled, but what exactly is incineration?
Effective recycling solutions are now on the agendas of more and more businesses across the UK. From deciding which materials you will recycle through to ensuring employees are fully up-to-speed with the changes and are committed to supporting a business recycling scheme, it can be a tricky process to get up and running.
Whilst many businesses in the UK are now running fully operational and cost-effective recycling systems, there are still plenty who wince at the very sound of the word, 'recycling' and aren't open to the real benefits of business recycling at this present moment in time.
We were recently approached to see if we would like to put together a study on recycling rates across Europe. We were delighted to be asked and used information that had been compiled by the relevant environment agency of each country along with some of our own research to follow on from this. Below you will find the press release that has achieved national and international press coverage.
While households in the UK recycle well, the same cannot be said for corporations. Governmental mandates and incentives should be implemented to increase the amount of corporate recycling currently occurring.
People often do not know what can and cannot be recycled, it is in fact the law not to recycle items which aren't supposed to be recycled, there are certain guidelines in operation to help businesses correctly dispose of their waste and the amount of waste that is generated.