MPMA respond to Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy

DEFRA recently released its Resources and Waste Strategy for England. Below is a statement issued on behalf of Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA) in response.

“The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association welcomes the long-awaited government blueprint for resources and waste.

“MPMA contributed to the initial DEFRA call for evidence relating to DRS and welcomes its commitment to further consultation during ongoing development and implementation phases.  We also share fellow trade organisations’ optimism for a reformed extended producer responsibility system (EPR) that will recognise the high value of materials such as aluminium.

“The metal packaging sector has a long, unparalleled and proven track record of investment in recycling which has helped deliver recycling rate of 72 per cent for drink cans, while three quarters of all aluminium ever produced is still in use today.”

Read DEFRA’s full strategy here

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