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More EA discretion for overseas recycling welcomed

Amendments to the Packaging Regulations have given the Environment Agency (EA) more discretion to decide whether metals recycled overseas meet the standards required to count towards UK targets. Welcomed by organisations Alupro and the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA), the move means that where paperwork proving overseas environmental standards is very difficult to acquire the EA can choose to waive the requirement. This means, tonnages recycled can now be recorded ...