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UK Waste Strategy



Used AHPs are some of the few remaining household waste items that go straight to landfill or incineration facilities. They account for 4% - 7%1 of kerbside collected municipal waste.
Knowaste offers a recycling opportunity to help businesses and local authorities divert waste from landfill and meet their recycling targets:

All UK governments see diverting waste from landfill and recycling more as a priority;

  • England targets 50% recycling by 2020.
  • The Scottish Government is targeting 70% recycling, 5% landfill by 2025 and zero biodegradable waste to landfill by 2020. 
  • Northern Ireland is setting a recycling target of 60% by 2020
  • The Welsh Assembly Government is targeting 70% recycling of MSW by 2020. 
  • The European Commission adopted proposals for Members States to recycle or reuse 70% of MSW by 2013 and instigate and ban on sending recyclable or biodegradable to landfill by 2025.


Knowaste joins other waste treatment operators in providing solutions that operate at a higher level of the waste hierarchy and which, along with waste prevention, can benefit the environment.