Title New policies to promote recycled materials
Source Other
Date 2018-12-20 PM 5:45:28 Hit 987

A levy on packaging which would be refunded to companies that could prove they were using recycled materials has been proposed as the best measure to tackle the world's rubbish crisis.


Policy measures to deliver increased use of post-consumer recycled materials (PCR) in the UK economy have been outlined in a new report commissioned by WWF-UK and the Resource Association.


The report - Demand Recycled: Policy Options for Increasing the Demand for Post-Consumer Recycled Materials - analyses a range of policy options and sets out fresh thinking on the likely effectiveness of various policy interventions.


'Freebate' system


It responds to the growing need for detail on potential policy options in the implementation phase of the forthcoming Resources and Waste Strategy for England.


The report reviews the approaches used to date to increase recycling, investigates the causes of market failure and considers a wide range of potential policy measures to enhance the market for recycled material.


It then investigates in detail a shortlist of four types of policy measures to increase demand: materials taxation; a fee-rebate (or ‘feebate’) system; tradable credits and the establishment of a single Producer Responsibility organisation.


It recommends further consideration of a ‘feebate’ system as the most attractive policy option. It rejects materials taxation based on the complexity of delivery.


The report suggests that a single compliance scheme and single organisation for producer responsibility would be complementary to any policy option used to increase demand for PCR.





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