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MEP calls for council clarity on recycling destinations

An MEP has given her support to the End Destinations of Recycling Charter launched by reprocessors.

The Liberal Democrat, Rebecca Taylor, who sits on the European Parliament’s environment committee, signed up to the charter initiated by the Resource Association in June this year.

The charter commits councils to publishing details of end destinations of recyclable by June 2013. It has been signed by 44 councils.

Taylor said it was important for the public to know what happens to their recycling.

“There are too many horror stories about what does happen to our rubbish. It is important that we can have the confidence that our recyclables are put to good use and don’t end up in landfill. I am urging local councils across the region to sign up to the charter and play their part.”

Resource Association chief executive Ray Georgeson added: “Greater transparency and improved public information will generate confidence in the recycling industry and how local councils account for recycling collected in their name.

“This can only be good for the industry and encourage people to recycle more; confident the materials are put to good use.”

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