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About the campaign?

The Campaign for Real Recycling wants central government and local authorities to act urgently to improve the quality of materials collected for recycling in the UK.  

The Campaign has been formed by members of the UK's leading materials re-processors, the community recycling sector and Friends of the Earth.

Real recycling is about maximising the economic, environmental and social benefits of recycling for everyone, from the local council tax payer to the global re-processing industry.

Our concern is that collection systems that gather a range of different materials in one bag or bin and then compact them could permanently undermine the environmental and financial benefits of recycling.

Our campaign aims to influence local authority policy and practice, and build consensus within the UK of the economic and environmental importance of highly separated collections.

Through this site we'll explain how real recycling works, feature case studies and good practice and provide regular campaign updates, so whether you work for a local authority or are a concerned citizen not entirely convinced that recycling in your area is as good as it could be

  ... this is the site for you!

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