In our previous newsletter we gave our thoughts on what we would like to see emerge from the recycling and waste industry in 2015.
Knowaste hopes to play its part by contributing to recycling targets in the UK and with that in mind we can report that we are making very good progress with our plans to create Europe’s largest AHP recycling facility in the South East.
Since the last newsletter, we have switched our attentions to a new site in the West London which we feel will better suit our needs. It offers a more sustainable solution because it is located near a number of motorway routes.
In addition, the initial site is expected to lead to another site in the East London, further expanding the offering of Knowaste technologies and the recycling of AHPs into valuable plastics and fibres.
Both emerging sites are great examples of what we predicted in our last newsletter, in terms of collaboration between stakeholders to build on the momentum of the circular economy. This illustrates the changing perception of AHPs as a useful resource amongst local authorities.
Now with a new government in place, perhaps we will begin to see something else that we touched on in our previous newsletter: a focus on resource efficiency driven by a more joined up approach to the energy, waste and resource agendas, driven by Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd.