UK’s ‘creaking recycling infrastructure’ nearing overload, says packaging firm

The UK will fall short of its target to recycle 65% of its household waste by “more than a decade” and its recycling infrastructure is close to overload, according to a report.

The report,  published yesterday by packaging recycling firm DS Smith in conjunction with Central Saint Martins art college, found that  growth e-commerce and the resulting increase in packaging, coupled with an under-investment in recycling meant the UK is unlikely to meet the circular economy package target before 2048.

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