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Strategy needs more carrot on the stick

The Governments Waste Strategy is high on recommendation but low on action, according to the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI).

In a statement it said that the Government overlooked the issue of sustainability in the management of
England s waste streams.

And it has concerns that the proposals do little to require local authorities to build quality into their waste management practices.

It is also not keen on the carrot and stick approach to introduce incentives for recycling in households. They argue that some householders may hide non-recyclable items in their recycling bins to save money, with the only policing of this provided by the collector. This in turn, will make recycling less effective.

CPI recovered paper sector manager Peter Seggie said: It is hoped that the introduction of the new targets, new producer responsibility agreements, the requirement for new recycling infrastructure, and the focus on shared responsibility will act as a catalyst for investment, not only in recyclate sorting plants for the export market, but for genuine recycling in the UK into finished products

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