In an ideal world, all waste would be recyclable, and all people would recycle.
We’ve made significant improvements towards this goal, but it’s clear that there’s plenty of progress still to make. None of us want to start paying per gram of rubbish sent to landfill, and businesses certainly don’t want to pay fines for using non-recyclable materials. But could this be the waste collection revolution the country needs?
We recently wrote about the country’s need to develop a circular economy and boosting our recycling rates is certainly an important element of this – but it doesn’t stop there. We also need to ensure that recycled products are made into new ones, rather than being simply being sold off overseas.
The proposals to tax non-recycled and non-recyclable products may be controversial. But they’d certainly go a long way to creating the circular economy that the country’s future relies on. The question is – is that a price we’re willing to pay?
We can’t yet tell whether or not the UK will adopt this scheme. But it’s certainly the case that, in the meantime, individuals and businesses everywhere should seek to be as responsible and sustainable with their waste clearance strategy as possible.
Whether its house clearance services, business waste collection services, or old furniture collection, make sure you make the responsible waste clearance choice and trust the experts when you decide what to do with your rubbish.