EU provided stability for plastics recycling, says RECOUP chief

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RECOUP’s chief executive has said that the European Union provide a “stable and effective” policy landscape for UK plastic recycling.

As a result of the decision to leave the EU, he is arguing that the Government needs to provide a resource and recycling roadmap that moves towards a circular economy.

Stuart Foster added: “We need to optimise recycling and draw more attention to our design for recycling guidance to maximise the environmental benefit.

“There is a real need for the circular economy movement to help RECOUP to continue leading the plastic recycling agenda, and ensure circular economy thinking moves beyond recycling.”

He also stated that there was “undeniable” potential for plastics recycling in the UK and that the Government’s extension of plastic packaging targets to 2020 has given more time to put necessary infrastructure in place.

Stuart Foster will be expanding on these themes at the RECOUP annual conference in Peterborough on 29 September 2016.

Visit www.recoup.org/conference for more information.