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Boost domestic recycling

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... and boost domestic recycling

Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.43

Our verdict

  • This is a promise to increase the percentage of waste from households that is recycled.
  • The Environment Bill, introduced in January 2020, contains various provisions to encourage domestic recycling, and in July 2020 the government committed to retaining many of the EU’s Circular Economy Package recycling targets after Brexit.
  • The latest available statistics show the UK was not on track to meet the target of recycling 50% of household waste by 2020, but the passage of the Environment Bill and the transposition of measures from the Circular Economy Package are evidence that efforts to fulfil this policy pledge are ‘in progress’.

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