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News analysis: Exporters say sending paper abroad is crucial for UK

The export of waste paper is the best way of recycling the rising levels of the material being recovered in the UK, according to an industry figure. Atlantic Waste Paper director Philip Serfaty told delegates at a Chartered Institution of Waste Management conference in Milton Keynes last week that the UK market for recyclables was saturated. He said that, for paper at least, exporting was the Best Practicable Environmental Option (BPEO) and that the proximity principle, which ...