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Good Times for the Waste Management Industry

By 2014-04-04No Comments

UK and EU regulations covering waste going to landfill, recycling and broader environmental targets have all assisted growth within the UK’s waste management industry.

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The UK’s waste management industry has experienced extensive growth in recent years thanks to environmental regulations.

Figures indicate that the industry grew in value by 22.3% between 2009 and 2012, with additional growth of 5% estimated for 2013.

Between 2008/2009 and 2012/2013, the volume of municipal waste entering landfill decreased by 38.4%, while the amount of recycled/composted waste increased by 5.2%. The volume of waste incinerated also showed an increase, including energy from waste, which rose by a total of 65.6%.Waste management in other parts of the UK followed a similar trend to that in England. Between 2008/2009 and 2012/2013, the amount of municipal waste recycled in Wales grew by 22.6%, while the amount sent to landfill fell by 38.1%. In Northern Ireland, the amount of waste sent to landfill declined by 29.6% over the five-year period, while the amount of waste recycled and composted increased by 3.4% and 22.2%, respectively.

Due to government’s effort to meet the increasingly stringent environmental regulations and European landfill, recovery and recycling targets, the UK waste management market is expected to grow by 13.6% in value terms between 2014 and 2018.

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