Refuse firms have hit back at manufacturers in a row over waste laws.
Manufacturers’ trade body the EEF earlier this week branded UK waste legislation as “20 years out of date” and called for a series of policy changes.
But the Environmental Services Association called for “more thought” from the EEF and criticised many of its recommendations.
The EEF urged the government to make more local authority waste management facilities available to manufacturers, so that less materials were wasted by the industry.
But ESA director of policy Matthew Farrow said: “This implies that council tax payers would be subsidising waste producers, which is not something that ESA could support.”
He added that many waste laws came from the EU and were difficult to change.