Waste360 is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Need to Know

SUEZ Pushes for Pay-As-You-Throw Concept in the UK

The company says the pay-as-you-throw concept for residential and commercial waste collection should be rolled out by 2030.

Paris-based SUEZ is pushing for the UK to roll out the pay-as-you-throw concept, which entails charging individual residents and businesses based on the weight of their bins. SUEZ is also calling for all packaging sold in the UK to be 50 percent recycled by 2025 and a tax on using new or virgin materials for packaging.

These efforts, according to the firm, would help boost recycling and cut council taxes waste collection bills.

BBC News has more information:

Suez said weighing domestic waste with microchip technology in bins would help drive a revolution in recycling.

The firm says that all packaging sold in the UK should have to be 50% recycled by 2025.

A YouGov poll for the firm also found that Britons cite fast food packaging as the main cause of litter.

Read the full story here.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.