The REA have published our response to the Defra consultation: “Consistency in Household and Business Recycling in England”. This consultation closed on the 4th of July 2021.

Defra provided this overview of the consultation:

“Increasing consistency in recycling will reduce confusion in the materials that can be collected for recycling at kerbside. Following on from the 2019 consultation, this consultation details specific policy proposals for increasing consistency in recycling collected from households, businesses and other organisations. We want to know what you think about the materials included in each recyclable waste stream, exemptions, statutory guidance and transition timelines for local authorities and businesses. We are also seeking views on other areas of the policy to enable recycling consistency to be implemented successfully.”

Read the REA response in full here. If you have any questions, please get in touch here.