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WCRS calls for a more consistent approach to plastics recycling across the UK

Waste Cost Reduction Services (WCRS) Ltd has called for a more consistent approach to recycling across the United Kingdom following a recent report by the BBC into the variations in recycling practices.

While the report shows the majority of people regularly recycle plastic, the many different ways in which recycling is collected by different councils across the UK has left them confused, with 47 per cent of people disagreeing at home over what should and shouldn’t go in the plastic recycling.

BBC analysis also shows there are 39 different sets of rules for what can be put in plastic recycling collections, with most collecting bottles but only some collecting pots and tubs.

“The report highlights the inconsistency and confusion across local councils when it comes to what you can and cannot recycle – and how it is collected too,” says Robert Logan, Managing Director for WCRS.

“We would like to see more uniformity and an increased breadth in recycling and better communication with householders. With less than half of the plastic waste in the UK recycled, we need to do better!

“A significant proportion of plastic waste comes from UK households with the average household throwing away around 40kg of plastic a year.”

View full story at PFM Online

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