12 February 2021
The British Plastic Federation has released the Recycling Roadmap report which illustrates the UK's current efforts towards recycling
Just recently, the British Plastic Federation released the Recycling Roadmap report, illustrating the UK's current efforts towards recycling and what can be done to improve over the course of the next decade.
According to this report, the UK can recycle 3.5 times more plastic in its local facilities by 2030, thus reducing the need for exporting plastic scraps. This could also reduce plastic waste that ends up in landfills by up to 94%.
The report was made to align with the government's vision, looking into the country's available methods to improve waste management.
These efforts include investing in the country's existing recycling programs, prompting local authorities to implement similar plastic waste collection schemes, and educating the public about recycling and waste management.
Through the use of modern recycling technologies, the country could process 300,000 metric tons of plastic, as compared to its current 5,000 metric tons capacity.
The report is very comprehensive and can be read on the BPF's website, but overall data within the report shows promising results.
Recycling Roadmap report shows what the UK can do to improve recycling