End of destinations of recycling charter has been backed by councils and are urging others to support it
The Resource Association has announced that their End Destinations of Recycling Charter has received support from campaigning Member of the European Parliament and member of the Parliament's Environment Committee, Rebecca Taylor MEPm who yesterday became a signatory to the Charter.
Supporting the Charter, Rebecca Taylor MEP (Yorkshire and Humber, Liberal Democrat) said: "While I am keen to see more recycling take place across the region, it is also the case that the public should know what happens to their recycling.
"There are too many horror stories about what does happen to our rubbish. It is important that we can have the confidence that our recyclables are put to good use and don't end up in landfill.
"I am urging local councils across the region to sign up to the charter and play their part. I am pleased the Resource Association are fighting this campaign and am happy to be signed up to it."
Chief executive of the Resource Association, Ray Georgeson said: "We are pleased to welcome Rebecca as a signatory to the Charter. I am pleased to know Rebecca will be raising this issue across the Yorkshire and the Humber area.
"Our aim is for greater transparency and improved public information will generate confidence in the recycling industry and how local councils account for recycling collected in their name. This can only be good for the industry and encourage people to recycle more, confident the materials are put to good use."www.resourceassociation.com