Closed Loop Recycling chief executive Chris Dow expects 2014 will me an important year for recycling.
Thanks to the introduction of the EU revised Waste Framework, he believes that it has forced the Government to look at PRN reform, introduce the MRF Code of Practice and set targets to increase plastic recycling to 42 per cent by 2017.
He added: “We expect the EU revised Waste Framework Directive to play a significant role in shaping the future of the UK and wider European recycling industry in 2014. PRN/PERN reform and a MRF Code of Practice are key to that, in addition to clarity on UK landfill tax and stringent recycling targets that the whole industry can work towards in partnership.
“Ultimately, what we all want to see is the long-term sustainability of the industry which has the potential to be the best in Europe. Such future-proofing will be good news for consumers, for waste and recycling companies, packaging companies and for investors – as well as the environment.
“We look forward to continuing to work with Defra and BIS in 2014 to support the potential of the waste sector to generate investment and jobs.”