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Packaging outlook bleak

Urgent investment is needed from recycling firms or the UK will fail to hit its packaging recovery targets, according to a key figure.Valpak chief executive Steve Gough said the figures released by the Government last week showed not enough aluminium, steel and plastic was being collected.Those third-quarter 2004 results showed that an increase in recycling was needed for the UK to hit its first material-specific packaging targets at the end of the year.