Viridor calls on government to introduce minimum requirement on recycled plastics

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Viridor said it wanted people to see waste as a resource

Recycling company Viridor has called on the government to introduce a minimum requirement on the use of recycled plastic in new products to reduce pollution and boost the UK economy.

Speaking on BBC’s The One Show last week, the company said it wanted people to see waste as a resource rather than rubbish

Sarah Heald, corporate affairs and investor relations director at Viridor’s parent company Pennon said: “We are calling for a government requirement on the use of recycled materials because we believe that, while some are responding to the concerns of the UK public and rising to the challenge of using recycled material, much more can be done.

“Packaging must be designed for recyclability and manufacturers need to want to receive recycled plastic back to stimulate market demand for this commodity.”

Heald also called for government to support local authorities in offering a standardised collection system which it argues would remove confusion and boost recycling efforts.

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