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CO2 saved by shipping recyclates to China

Shipping recyclates more than 10,000 miles from the UK to China to be recycled is greener than domestic landfilling.Thats according to a study by the Waste & Resources action Programme (WRAP), which examined whether CO2 emissions from transport outweighed recycling benefits. It found that moving materials long distances to be recycled produces less CO2 than landfilling them and using virgin materials. WRAP chief executive Liz Goodwin said: As more and more of ...