UK objecting to higher recycling targets in circular economy package


The UK Government is arguing for no new recycling targets in the updated circular economy package.

According to the Guardian newspaper, a position paper it has seen from the UK said that no new targets should be introduced.

The document said: “We feel that a greater emphasis needs to be given to other measures such as voluntary agreements with industry and incentives to reward behavioural changes.”

A plenary session of the European Parliament today will see MEPs vote on new proposals that may include a 70% target, but it remains unclear at this stage what the EPP group of MEPs will back.