Government needs to help small firms fund recycling infrastructure for materials such as batteries to help the UK meet its waste targets, according to Rabbitt Recyclingchief executive Michael Morris.
Speaking to MRW Morris said: The Government has got to have the infrastructure in place and make the money available to help make industry small companies in industry more dynamic. Trying to get funding to build infrastructure is a nightmare. Before November it was a nightmare, now, it is even worse.
The Government needs to focus more on the needs and support of small firms.
Morris comments come after the Government closed its battery regulation consultation on 13 February.
Morris added that demand for used batteries is growing, especially in Europe, where materials can be recovered for revenue. He said that Government need to implement collection facilities along with existing kerbside recycling facilities to make it easier for residents to recycle batteries. He also said that the Government needed to place more emphasis on the practicalities of battery legislation and try to help recycling companies rather than making the legislation complex.