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UK warns plastic becoming too expensive to recycle – ‘Homeowners’ efforts to sort through their waste may be futile’

Plastic becoming too expensive to recycle, councils say, as giant waste mountain is discovered


The warning by the Local Government Association comes as the Telegraph reveals mountains of plastic waste are sitting on an abandoned airfield because the local council cannot afford to send it to be recycled.

The LGA, which represents more than 400 councils across Britain, is demanding that manufacturers contribute more towards the increasing cost of recycling.

Otherwise, they say, local authorities will no longer be able to afford to keep processing it.

Plastic recycling waste has been building up in the UK since China…