National recycling confusion

The Local Government Association has rejected calls for a nationwide standardised recycling system saying that ‘no one size would work’.

The charity Keep Britain Tidy (KBT) highlighted that there are currently 150 different local waste management systems, arguing it was therefore unsurprising that recycling rates have remained flat over the last year as people were often confused.

Recycling and waste management currently falls under the remit of local authorities and LGC Plus reports that they would be ‘highly sensitive about anything that would appear to reduce their powers and hand them to central government’.

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