Achieving recycling targets in the UK - practical examples from East and West Sussex

WOODARD, RYAN, Bench, Matthew L., Greenfield, David and HARDER, MARIE (2002) Achieving recycling targets in the UK - practical examples from East and West Sussex In: International Solid Waste Association Conference, Appropriate environmental and solid waste management and technologies for developing countries, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2002.

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Abstract

Despite legislative attempts to increase the recycling of waste, the UK still only recycled 9% of municipal waste in 2000. As a result a series of recycling targets were set in Waste Strategy 2000, the national waste strategy for England and Wales. Moreover, the responsibility for meeting these targets has been filtered through to local government. Each local authority now has a statutory recycling and composting target based upon their recycling performance in 1998/99. Failure to meet these targets may result in them receiving penalties. This paper examines the approach that the UK local authorities of East and West Sussex are adopting in order to achieve these statutory recycling targets and the barriers they must overcome.

Item Type:Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Legislation; recycling; waste composition; waste management
Subjects:F000 Physical Sciences > F800 Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences > F850 Environmental Sciences
F000 Physical Sciences > F800 Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences > F850 Environmental Sciences > F857 Waste and Recycling
Faculties:Faculty of Science and Engineering > Waste and Energy Research Group
Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environment and Technology > Sustainable Construction and Environmental Planning
ID Code:2037
Deposited By:Converis
Deposited On:01 May 2007
Last Modified:07 Jan 2013 16:27

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