Recyclers slam Pickles' weekly bin collection crusade

James S Murray
clock

Industry warns communities secretary's plan to reinstate weekly bin collections will make it harder to improve recycling rates

The recycling industry has launched a blistering attack on the coalition's plans to encourage councils to reinstate weekly bin collection, warning there is a real danger the move could reverse improving...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial

Join now

 

Already a BusinessGreen
member?

Login

More on Recycling

 Scrap metal being poured into an electric arc funace | Credit: iStock

'Titanic pivot from coal to hydrogen': Are steelmakers prepared for the rapid net zero transformation ahead?

BloombergNEF warns steelmakers to prepare for major green transformation, as cost of shifting from coal to hydrogen and scrap metal could be far cheaper than previously thought

Cecilia Keating
clock 06 December 2021 • 6 min read
UK oil and gas projects are facing increasing push back from campaigners and economists

'The economic case for investment is not strong enough': Shell backs out of Cambo oil project

Future of controversial North Sea development unclear after minority shareholder Shell backs out citing weak investment case

Cecilia Keating
clock 03 December 2021 • 5 min read
Increasing the UK plastic packaging recycling rate from 51% to 70% could save an estimated 1.3 million tonnes of CO2 emissions a year

Viridor urges government to ban all plastic waste exports

In a new report, the waste management company sets out a series of policy recommendations for boosting plastics recycling in the UK

clock 03 December 2021 • 4 min read