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Lack of carton recycling infrastructure the problem

Recently highlighted as being a hard-to-recycle item in the Green Alliance report A Zero WasteUK, Tetra Pak says the issue in the UK is not one of recyclability but collection infrastructure. While the UK rate for carton recycling is about 3%, in Germany it is about 65%. Tetra Pak UK & Ireland environment manager Richard Hands explained the huge gap is because Germany started to recycle a lot earlier than the UK, so that it is now the default ...