Plans for dealing
A new proposal to reverse climate change, safeguard natural resources and reduce the amount of plastic are under the new government strategy.
The focus is on making recycling simple, consistent and ensuring manufacturers and consumers take more responsibility. The proposal aims to tackle inconsistency ensuring all council collections are all the same and having universal labelling on packaging.
Focus is also being put on producers to be responsible for disposing the items they manufacture such from drink cartons, electrical goods and cars. If their products are harder to reuse, repair or recycle they will pay higher fees. Products need to be designed to have a longer lifespan and increase the levels of repaire and re-use.
All councils are compelled to offer separate collections for food waste, however that will go for consultation. Additionally it is proposed that council stop charging for garden waste as it ends up in black bins and goes to landfill and contributes to greenhouse gases.
How will it affect you?
- You may be getting a food caddy soon but will not be forced to use it. This may mean your black bin will be emptied less.
- There will be a deposit on drinks containers such as coffee cups however you get the money back if you recycle it.
- Take care who you get to dispose your goods as they could be electronically tagged.
- Your goods may last longer or more easily repaired.
How can Sackers help you?
If you are a commercial business, we can assist you with an free waste audit to ensure as much of your waste output is recycled and recovered and look at reverse logics. Both which will save you money and we don’t put you on a contract. For more information contact Nigel Slinn, Commercial Director 07766 665226 or email email@example.com
Responsibility is on all of us. Here are Sackers we aim to recycle 90% of what comes in to our plants. We only landfill items that can’t be recycled such as Asbestos. It’ll be good to see action taken to help the environment.