Waste industry agrees on national recycling guidelines

WRAP’s first action since its government-backed investigation into recycling consistency is aimed at reducing confusion among householders

The document is intended to reduce confusion among householders on how they should recycle. Photograph: 123RFThe waste industry has agreed on a set of guidelines specifying for first time at a national level what households can recycle.

Recyclers, local authorities and waste management companies all contributed to the document, published by WRAP on 12 October in a bid to revive the UK’s flatlining recycling rates.

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