Government developing materials datahub to underpin circular economy

DEFRA, BEIS and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) are developing a national materials database to provide industry with information on the availability of material resources, including secondary materials

Weak recycling market hinders progress towards circular economy. Low oil prices make oil-derived plastics more competitive than recycled plastics. Photograph: Bogdan Ionescu/123RF
Secondary materials will be included on the database

DEFRA, BEIS and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) are developing a national materials database to provide industry with information on the availability of material resources, including secondary materials.

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