Taking recyclables to landfill ‘should be banned’

More needs to be done by ministers to discourage recyclable material being taken to landfill and incinerators, it has been claimed.

The government should ban particular materials from being disposed of to encourage sustainability and recycling at work and in the home, according to Friends of the Earth.

Julian Kirby, the organisation’s resource use campaigner, suggested that the government stop funding incineration schemes entirely and concentrate on eco-friendly recycling and food waste collection.

He said: “This, alongside tougher recycling targets for household and business waste, will help slash carbon emissions and allow the UK [to] reap the financial benefits of making better use of precious natural resources.”

Mr Kirby was responding to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee review of the government’s waste strategy, in which ministers were urged to re-evaluate cuts to schemes intended to curb business waste and improve corporate responsibility.

The report underlined the success of schemes such as the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme, which have proved to be cost-effective.ADNFCR-2805-ID-19570218-ADNFCR

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