Businesses to be billed for packaging waste in major policy overhaul

Madeleine Cuff
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Recycling rules will be standardised across the country under new Defra plans
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Recycling rules will be standardised across the country under new Defra plans

Long-awaited Waste and Resources Strategy sets out plans for businesses to be legally and financially responsible for the recycling or disposing of their packaging waste

The government has today set out new plans to make businesses foot the bill for the cost of recycling or disposing of the packaging they produce as part of a major overhaul of the UK's waste system...

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