“Everyone knows that recycling their rubbish is the right thing to do, but most people are completely unaware of what happens to their recycling after they put it out for collection. This new charter developed by the Resource Association and LARAC provides people with the answers and will hopefully provide an extra incentive for people to recycle more.” Lord Taylor of Holbeach, Recycling Minister, DEFRA
“We welcome this chance to work with all the players involved to provide a robust picture of what happens to the recyclable materials collected from householders. Local authorities know that waste and recycling is a service about which residents have strong opinions and perceptions, both positive and negative. In LARAC’s view, greater transparency will boost the public’s trust in recycling, address some of the inaccurate perceptions about where recyclable materials end up, and help local authorities to be confident in the service they provide.” Joy Blizzard, Chair of LARAC
"WRAP welcomes this charter. Our research also shows that letting residents know what happens to their recycling is one of the key principles of a good collection service. A pledge to ‘collect as many materials for recycling as possible and explain what happens to them’ is enshrined in the Waste Collection Commitment developed by WRAP and the LGA. So far, more than 100 local authorities have signed up to the Commitment and this charter will further help local authorities to enhance the service they offer to their residents." Liz Goodwin, CEO, WRAP
Signatories to the Charter
The following local authorities and companies have signed a committment to the End Destination of Recycling Charter.
|Somerset Waste Partnership||Smurfit Kappa Recycling|
|Kent Waste Partnership||Aylesford Newsprint|
|ECO Plastics||Coca Cola Enterprises|
|Huhtamaki (Lurgan)||Alloa Community Enterprises|
|Straight||Closed Loop Recycling|
|Cylch - Wales CRN||North Down Borough Council|
|Stratford-on-Avon District Council||Castle Point Borough Council|
|London Borough of Hounslow||South Somerset District Council|
|Stafford Borough Council||Teignbridge District Council|
|Ashford Borough Council||Canterbury City Council|
|Dartford Borough Council||Dover District Council|
|Gravesham Borough Council||Kent County Council|
|Maidstone Borough Council||Sevenoaks District Council|
|Shepway District Council||Swale Borough Council|
|Thanet District Council||Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council|
|Tunbridge Wells Borough Council||Rutland County Council|
|Wood Yew Waste||London Borough of Sutton|
|Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council||Wiltshire Council|
|Isle of Wight Council||Wood Recyclers Association|
|Hambleton District Council||Richmondshire District Council|
|Waste Watch||Blaby District Council|
|Tamworth and Lichfield Joint Service||Warrington Borough Council|
|North Somerset Council||East Staffordshire Borough Council|
|Catherine Bearder MEP||Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council|
|Northamptonshire Councty Council||Shropshire Council|
|Cheshire East Council||Coleraine Borough Council|
|North Lincolnshire Council||Thurrock Council|
|Rebecca Taylor MEP||Hyndburn Borough Council|
|Rochford District Council||Pendle Borough Council|
|LRS Consultancy||North West Leicestershire District Council|
|Ealing Council||Dorset Waste Partnership|
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