Gummer "misled" over plastics recycling

Assurances given to Environment Secretary John Gummer last month by the packaging industry's Producer Responsibility Industry Group (PRG) that most plastics recycling is secure in the short term have been challenged by the main plastics recycling body, RECOUP. In direct contradiction to PRG's statement, RECOUP says its funding is not secure, and that not all reprocessors have guaranteed to maintain their prices in order to sustain collections.

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