UK moves to keep EU waste and recycling targets post-Brexit

Cecilia Keating
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The UK is looks set to miss its 2020 recycling target
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The UK is looks set to miss its 2020 recycling target

Government promises to enshrine target to achieve 65 per cent recycling rate by 2035 in UK law as it publishes new Circular Economy Plan

The government has confirmed a number of key EU recycling targets are to be maintained in the UK once the Brexit transition preriod comes to an end, as it today published a fresh circular economy plan...

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