Waste industry calls for ‘urgent’ government intervention

The ESA has made four concise waste policy recommendations, but there is little sign of government's appetite to engage

The ESA has made recomendations it says are essential in boosting national recycling rates. Photograph: Patibutkan Singsoot/123RFThe waste sector has warned that “urgent government intervention” is essential if the country is to fulfil its circular economy potential.

A report launched by the Environmental Services Association (ESA) on 10 May says more policy-backing is essential to boost national recycling rates, tackle waste crime and improve end markets for recycled products.

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