ESA: HM Treasury must help boost recycling investment

The Environmental Services Association (ESA), the voice for the UK’s resource and waste management industry, today has called for the Treasury to help create the right policy environment to boost recycling and attract much-needed investment into the waste and recycling industry.

ESA’s Executive Director Jacob Hayler said:

Recycling rates have plateaued in recent years, and without intervention, they will go into reverse. There are strong signs that HM Treasury is taking notice of the need to act.

ESA would like to see new measures in the Budget to encourage the use of recycled content, and to stop packaging being placed on the market which is simply impossible to recycle. Higher recycling rates will only be achieved if we have end markets for materials and products which can be recycled in the first place.

“We look forward to seeing what the Chancellor proposes on Monday, and continuing to work with HM Treasury to make the UK a world leader in resources and waste management.”

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