FULL RECYCLING COSTS
Retailers and producers of packaging will be forced to pay the full cost of collecting and recycling it under a new UK government waste strategy. Supermarkets could be charged penalties for putting difficult to recycle packaging on the market. The strategy is aimed at making the polluter pay. Lower fees would be charged for packaging that is easy to reuse or recycle. Costs to retailers and producers could rise between £500m and £1bn a year under the plans.