Uk Recycling Industrial Report 2014 - Global Market Size, Share, Trend, Strategy and Growth

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Over the last 15 years recycling has become a more common means of managing waste in the UK. This has been due to a combination of EU directive targets, which have placed a huge downward pressure on the amount of waste sent to landfill, and the public’s general behavioural shift towards reducing the waste they produce and its environment impact.

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However, over the last couple of years, recycling rates have started to stagnate and with the general economic outlook now better than since the financial crisis, the UK faces a tough challenge to maintain and improve its long-term recycling prospects. This recent trend has generated a need for organised recycling schemes, a larger number of recycling facilities and government programmes that further motivate or incentivise people to recycle. By providing further information on what materials can be recycled and by using innovative recycling methods, recycling will continue to play a key role in waste management.

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Executive Summary

Market size

Figure 1: UK Market for Recycling, by Value, 2009-2013

Figure 2: UK Recycling Market Size, by Volume, 2009/10-2013/14

Market trends

Figure 3: Percentage of Local Authorities Operating each dry recycle scheme, by country, 2013/14,

Figure 4: Crude Steel Production, by UK, 2009-2013

International trade

Figure 5: UK Waste and Scrap Import and Export Value, 2009-2013

Figure 6: UK Waste and Scrap Trade Surplus, 2009-2013

Market factors

The ongoing economic recovery poses challenges for recycling rates

Current collection methods have reached peak output and separate collections are the future

Metal recycling, a key industry driver, is subject to commodity price fluctuations

Higher quality recyclates are needed to compensate for a lack of recycling facilities



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