What the government’s U-turn over adopting EU recycling targets means for the UK

Having looked set to backtrack on a pledge to sign up to the recycling targets in the EU's circular economy package, the UK government has agreed to transpose the rules without delay. Catherine Early examines the implications of the government’s apparent change of heart.

by Catherine Early
Recycling: package demands that 65% of municipal waste is recycled by 2035 (Photograph: Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
Recycling: package demands that 65% of municipal waste is recycled by 2035 (Photograph: Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

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