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12th March 2020 FEATURED

UK Recycling Targets in 2020: What do they look like?

With Brexit finally getting the go-ahead, the dividing line between the UK and the European Union has perhaps never been greater. Comparisons between the two will be inevitable over the next few months, but it certainly allows us to reconsider certain issues, including recycling.By comparing figures and factoring in the challenges of Brexit, we can paint a clearer pi...

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2nd June 2020
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