Circular economy targeted by Labour

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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.

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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.