For many countries, recycling performance remains poor. Last year, household recycling rates in England fell for the first time – but since 2012, there has been little progress, with rates hovering around the 44% mark. Most of Europe and the US aren’t faring much better. In 2014, the average recycling rate across the European Economic Area was 33%. Meanwhile, in the US only about a third of waste was recycled between 2010 and 2014, according to the latest data.
As if the uncertainty caused by Brexit wasn’t enough, the UK’s waste management industry still has no clear national policy guidance from Defra, leaving big question marks hanging over issues from RDF exports to the future of landfill. Last month I had the fortunate opportunity of chairing a couple of the seminar theatres at the annual RWM event in Birmingham. There was a real buzz and sense of engagement inside the theatres, especially for the more policy-orientated sessions.
For many retailers, circular thinking involves redefining products – and the raw materials contained within them – as assets that need to be kept in circulation for as long as possible. During each use phase, these assets may need to be reintroduced into different markets, requiring new customer relationships to be built. One business leader that recognises the scale of this challenge is Mike Barry, director of sustainable business at Marks & Spencer (M&S).
@simonnatcap@360env I'd like to see less use of plastic to begin with. But how does that happen, when we seem so reliant on it? Think it keeps coming back to lifestyle choice and rise of convenience consumerism.
80% of ocean plastics comes from the land; litter, landfills, toilet flushes, etc. Sure some escapes from recycling facilities too. Rise of single use plastics/packaging too depressing for words #BluePlanet2https://t.co/LCLgRqWsdD
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Selecting a term
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