Environment; Economic conditions; Household waste; Recycling
Explains the reasons for the downturn in the UK waste industry and its impact on the recovered paper and card, metals and plastics sectors. Considers whether the storage of surplus paper waste as sanctioned by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Environment Agency is the correct option and whether a closed-loop recycling system, where waste goes back into the system, could have avoided the current problems in the market. Examines the impact the downturn in the recycling market has had on material recycling facilities.
(2009, Feb.) Environment In Business 20-22