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Responding to the statistics on waste managed by local authorities in England in 2017 to 2018, Paul Taylor, FCC Environment Chief Executive, said:

13 Dec 2018 13:40

Responding to the statistics on waste managed by local authorities in England in 2017 to 2018, Paul Taylor, FCC Environment Chief Executive, said:

“It is encouraging to see the continued downward trend when it comes to waste to landfill, however the latest statistics also reveal a worrying trend when it comes to recycling.

“Given the long-standing emphasis on increasing recycling rates and the Government’s efforts to tackle the plastic waste problem, it is disappointing to see that recycling rates have fallen.

“In our view this news reinforces the need for Government to take urgent action to help boost recycling rates and encourage waste prevention through reuse schemes.

“We hope that the much-delayed Resources and Waste Strategy will make genuine headway in addressing this so that the UK can become a leader in resource efficiency, and we can achieve our aim of creating a cleaner and less plastic-polluted planet.”

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