First quarter packaging waste recycling/recovery figures released

Interim recycling/recovery figures for the first quarter of 2015 have been released by the Environment Agency. The figures show that although recycling/recovery targets for glass, aluminium, plastic and energy from waste were not met, paper, wood and steel all exceeded targets. James Piper, Commercial Director at Ecosurety, stated that the figures were “great news for producers”, not least because there is now an expectation that PRN prices should be not need to rise steeply over coming months.