Recycling (Industrial Report) - UK - September 2014
“Over the last 15 years recycling has become a more common means of managing waste in the UK. This has been due to a combination of EU directive targets, which have placed a huge downward pressure on the amount of waste sent to landfill, and the public’s general behavioural shift towards reducing the waste they produce and its environment impact. However, over the last couple of years, recycling rates have started to stagnate and with the general economic outlook now better than since the financial crisis, the UK faces a tough challenge to maintain and improve its long-term recycling prospects.”
– Lewis Cone, Research Analyst
This report will explore the following key issues regarding the recycling industry in the UK:
- What are the key determinants driving the recycling industry?
- How has the market recovered since the recession and has there been any fundamental changes as a result?
- How have the UK governments influenced and shaped the development of recycling in each respective country?
- How have EU directives and individual behaviour shaped market demand and supply?
- What are the key issues the industry needs to address to expand and improve recycling in the long term?
- What does the future hold for the UK’s recycling industry?
The MBD recycling market explores a wide range of recyclable materials, some of which are grouped as follows:
- WEEE, electrical goods falling under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive, including household appliances, IT equipment and electrical tools.
- Co-mingled recycling, also known as single-stream recycling, where paper, card, plastic and metal recycling are collected in a single container rather than separately.
- Non-metallic wastes, which includes glass, plastic, rubber, wood, textiles, paper and card.
Metal recycling can be further segmented by type of metal:
- Ferrous metals waste and scrap, which includes waste and scrap of cast iron and alloy steel; other ferrous waste and scrap of tinned iron or steel, as well as turnings, shavings, chips, milling waste, sawdust, filings, trimmings and stampings, largely obtained from the machining of parts.
- Non-ferrous metals waste and scrap, including aluminium, nickel, zinc, copper, lead and tin.
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