The Environment Secretary is leading a new pragmatic approach to boost recycling rates and put the long-term interests of our country first.
Simpler Recycling (formerly known as Consistency in Recycling) is a plan which scraps the top-down approach, ensures a requirement to recycle with seven bins will not happen and brings forward a smarter approach that responds to feedback and forges a new path on reuse and recycling.
The new Simpler Recycling system, to be outlined shortly, will ensure all homes in England recycle the same materials, ending the confusion and postcode lottery over what can and can’t be recycled. Those materials won’t need to be separated at home – so whilst it was never the case that seven bins would be needed by households, this new plan ensures it. The nation will recycle the same materials across England, creating a stream of materials for manufacturers to recycle and use again and again.