Circular economy targeted by Labour


Labour has pledged to work towards a circular economy.

However there was very little other detail relevant to the recycling sector in the manifesto released by the party today.


Labour is well ahead in the polls heading towards a general election on 4 July.

It followed the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats in releasing its manifesto this week.

Sir Keir Starmer’s party said it was “committed to reducing waste by moving to a circular economy”.

There were no mentions of the word ‘recycling’ in the 131-page document, which set out Labour’s five missions.

These are: kickstarting economic growth; making Britain a clean energy superpower; taking back the streets; breaking down barriers to opportunity; and building an NHS fit for the future.

The Conservative Party this week promised to “minimise the impact” of a deposit return scheme on businesses if it stayed in power.