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Maximising the Value of Recycled Materials

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2013

This POSTnote provides an overview of the way materials are recycled in England and how their economic value can be better exploited.

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The waste and recycling sector in the UK was valued at £11 billion in 2011 and is forecast to grow by 3-4% a year in this decade. This POSTnote provides an overview of the way materials are recycled in England and how their economic value can be better exploited.

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Author: Chandrika Nath

Topic: Waste management

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