industry \'exaggerates plastics recycling success\'

by:Yucai     2020-05-15
The packaging industry in the UK has been accused of overstating the amount of recycled plastics.
Official data estimated by waste consulting firm Eunomia
State the number of plastic packages sent for recycling about the third time.
Most of the things that go into waste logistics may be so poor quality that they cannot be re-processed
It was used, according to the report.
An industry spokesman said he was \"very confident\" about the accuracy of the packaging company\'s data \".
But Eunomia believes that the industry\'s data does not match the number of plastics in waste logistics at all.
It also said that the packaging company contributed only a fraction of 2.
Burden of disposal of waste by local authorities.
So who will calculate it?
Who will make sure the company does it well?
Packaging companies must participate in the work of the government.
Approved plan known as \"producer responsibility.
This forced them to buy credit.
Precautions for packaging and recycling (PRN)-
From recycling companies to contribute to improving recycling.
Defra said the plan raised £ 50 in 2016.
These cash will be used for \"capacity-building\" of the recycling system by increasing the collection and processing of recyclable items \".
But critics say the plan is so opaque that it is difficult to tell exactly how the money is spent.
The local council, which had to do garbage collection and garbage disposal, complained that they did not see a penny.
This line is at the heart of the government\'s current review of plastics and waste.
Green activists want ministers to adopt this deposit and return plan on beverage containers seen in northern Europe.
This system is transparent, as a deposit must be registered for every container on the market.
Therefore, the number of bottles and cans recycled is based on real numbers, not estimates.
The packaging industry has urged ministers to stick to the current PRN plan, which says it\'s cheaper.
It will increase the transparency of the system and increase the funds raised to improve recycling.
Environment Minister Michael Gove is expected to make a decision on the issue after Easter.
Official statistics show that Britain produced 2 in 2016.
26 million tons of plastic packaging waste, recycling nearly 44. 9% of it.
But Dominic Hogg of iumnia retorted: \"No --
These numbers are believed.
\"He said it was clean, dry when the package was put on the market and there was no additional material such as labels.
However, when measuring the amount of recycled plastic, the weight expands due to moisture, contaminants, and labels.
Another problem may be that the amount of plastic packaging placed on the market is based on the estimates provided by the packaging industry itself.
Eunomia claims that these companies have little incentive to ensure accurate data because the more plastic they put on the market, the more bills they recycle through the PRN system.
PRN operations are operated by a number of compliance companies.
The main operator is Valpak.
Adrian Hawkes, its spokesman, told BBC News that there was no evidence that the producer had deliberately
Report their plastic production
He said a strong system has been established to make a reasonable estimate of the total packaging on the market.
\"We are confident in our information because it is based on very detailed and comprehensive data, accounting for more than 50% of the sales of packaged goods in the UK,\" he told BBC News . \".
\"We use the UK\'s largest and most comprehensive packaging weight database to calculate the total tonnage of the packages placed on the market, which covers thousands of different products.
\"But he acknowledged that the report challenged on-related packaging
Cross-border line procurement-
In fact, some smaller businesses do not currently need to submit a report.
He said their calculations were reviewed by the Environment Agency.
It also pointed out that it is illegal to provide false data.
Dr. Hogg insisted that the audit system was not strict enough and added: \"The producer responsibility system is failing.
It allows the problem of plastic packaging to grow.
He said the reform of producer responsibility system must be part of a more thorough reform of waste policy.
And added that the PRN plan runs at the lowest business cost
This is not the lowest cost for society because taxpayers have to pay for the collection and disposal of waste.
\"There should be a deposit refund plan for beverage containers,\" he said . \".
\"Producers of other packages should be charged, which does reflect how much recycled material it contains and how well it is recycled.
\"Local councils support a change in this system.
Cllr Martin Tett, spokesman for the Local Government Association, told BBC News: \"Parliament supports reform and believes that producers take greater responsibility for the generation and treatment of waste --
Including donations for local government expenses.
\"The UK has raised the minimum contribution of producers to costs in all EU countries.
Valpak told BBC News: \"The producer responsibility system was deliberately designed by the government and industry to meet the required recycling target at the lowest cost . \"
It\'s not about paying all the fees (of recycling).
A spokesman said producers are estimated to contribute £ 100 a year to recycling.
This is between 25% and 30% of the total cost of recovery they estimate.
He said that valparker recently calculated that the situation was not as bad as expected.
The current collection rate of plastic beverage containers in the UK is actually 74%-
He said not 57%.
Thanks to the kerbside collection system.
He added that the government is considering a reform of the PRN system, which may increase the cost share of producers funding specific activities.
Samantha Harding, who protects the rural movement in England, told BBC News that in order to avoid deposits, Packers are \"dangling\" more cash from the improved PRN systemreturn system.
\"Right now, taxpayers are taking on 90% of the cost, which is not right,\" she said . \".
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