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Red tape to be cut by Environment Agency to help plastic industry

More than a million tonnes of plastic could be diverted from landfill every year under new proposals launched by the Environment Agency and the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). Currently out for 12-week consultation, the Quality Protocol for non-packaging plastic waste aims to free one third of all plastic from waste regulations to encourage more recycling. It would make it easier and cheaper for industry to reprocess plastic waste than send it to landfill. It would apply to ...