Mandating recycling

A ban on imports of millions of tonnes of plastic waste by the Chinese government from January could see an end to collection of some plastic in the UK and increase the risk of environmental pollution, according to key figures in the industry. Once this avenue closes, “our energy and climate change goals are at risk”, said Ulrich Leberle, speaking for the European paper industry (CEPI), “because we need to run equipment longer and with more energy to get rid of what’s in there.”Excess paper, which is subject to strict stocking limits due to fire safety, could be burnt instead – something that goes against the EU’s waste hierarchy mandating recycling as a preferred option.

But, and industry reports say it is already happening. France recycles 82,2% of its paper and cardboard, but this may change: “We notified the authorities that we risk seeing a drop in the recycling rate”, said Pascal Genevieve, of the French recycling federation FEDEREC.

This also includes educations tenants, employees, contractors, and janitors about the recycling programs available to them.

Businesses and apartment buildings out of compliance with the Mandatory Ordinance may be subject to enforcement penalties.

On the other hand, this sudden market shock might trigger a rethink of the EU’s recycling policy.

Recyclers are lobbying for a mixture of carrot and stick, combining targets with pull measures such as green public procurement schemes for recycled materials, and lower VAT for products with recycled components.

Under the C&D Ordinance in the City and County of San Francisco, C&D debris must: Mandatory Commercial Recycling Mandatory Commercial Recycling was among the first measures identified and adopted in the AB 32 Scoping Plan by the California Air Resources Board pursuant to the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.Factoring in the projected population growth from the census bureau allows us to project the amount of MSW that will be produced in 2022.-Based on my calculations, if mandated recycling is implemented at the rate at which we suggest, our contributions as a country to global ghg emissions will significantly decrease.They can make money for communities as well, but only if they are implemented correctly. Many communities are looking at mandatory recycling programs to take advantage of all the benefits that recycling can create. A mandatory recycling program provides educational materials and structural systems that help households to be able to more clearly see the benefits of reducing landfill waste.

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