Landfill tax not enough to drive UK recycling

6th July 2016 | Recycling

Estelle Brachlianoff, Veolia’s UK & Ireland Vice-President, has warned that landfill tax alone will not help the UK to pursue its reuse and recycling agenda following the Brexit vote, whilst giving evidence to and Environmental Audit Committee of MPs. She said that waste was being treated as “niche”, which is wrong given its economic potential.
She went on to talk about three pillars: landfill tax, energy from waste and producers and manufacturers having to add recyclates into their products. She said that one or two incentives would help get to the next step.
She added that the U should strive for more than a 50% recycling rate by 2020, claiming that the Circular Economy could create 175,000 jobs and add 90 billion a year in GDP.
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