Defra assesses future of plastics packaging target
A consultation paper was launched by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) last month, seeking views on proposed amendments to the laws governing packaging waste and waste batteries regulations, to make them more cost effective for businesses.
The consultation also asks for views on the existing targets for the recycling of waste plastic packaging, which stands at 52% for 2016, and will rise to 57% for 2017. This is in light of a study commissioned by the Department following concerns that the baseline data used to measure the UK progress to EU packaging targets is incorrect
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