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Overseas "rapid, low cost treatments" threaten domestic recycling

Lower standards of recyclate processing in countries like China are damaging the UK recycling markets, according to Axion Recycling director Keith Freegard. He said that materials exported to China are not separated to the same standards as are expected from UK processors, and that health and safety, and environmental standards are unequal.Freegard said: In China companies process waste electrical and electronic (WEEE) using rapid, low cost treatments. Its a ...