Government moves on recycling credits, plans

The value of recycling credits paid by waste disposal authorities (WDAs) when materials are removed from the household waste stream for recycling will double from April 1994, the Government has announced. And English local authorities which have yet to prepare recycling plans have been warned that the Government may force them to do so.

Both moves signal the Government's determination to reach its target of recycling half of the country's recyclable household waste by the end of the century.

Recycling credits were introduced under section 52 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in April (ENDS Report 206, p 37 ). In broad terms, they comp

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