Local authorities urged to embrace separate collection model

Written by: Jo Gallacher | Published:
Stadler has called for UK-wide separate collections

Local authorities across the UK should embrace London’s Environment Strategy if Britain is to meet Circular Economy Package recycling targets, according to Stadler Engineering.

The strategy, launched earlier this month, set a municipal recycling target of 65% by 2030.

It called for councils in the borough to offer collections for the six main dry recyclable materials and separate food waste collections.

Stadler has now argued the rest of the country should adopt a similar collection model to "really make a difference".

Ruben Mainstry, sales manager at Stadler, pointed to the success of increased recycling rates following separate collection in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

He said: “Reprocessors are demanding ever higher quality, which means that clean, easy to separate, good quality recycling is key.

“With UK households throwing away more than 7 billion tonnes of food every year, the nation is sitting on a potential energy goldmine through anaerobic digestion. But, if we aren’t collecting this individually, we risk losing out on valuable feedstock.”

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