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The Implication On Waste Disposal As Britain Leaves The EU

The Implication On Waste Disposal As Britain Leaves The EU

The UK citizens decided if they are going to leave the EU or not and it happened on June 23, 2016, by vesting their votes. More than half of them agree that this will affect the policies concerning resources and waste in the country. There are rules enacted by the EU that focus on proper waste management to address the biggest problem that they face regarding environmental resources and sustainability. Recycling is a part of the environmental rule set up by the EU. In addition to this, the members stated that the household waste must be recycled for up to 50 percent by 2020. For Britain as well as other nations will be required to recycle up to 65 percent of their waste in 2030.

The EU and the UK For Waste Disposal

In the past decades, the EU led Britain’s resource management legislation. People might be asking about the sound impacts and changes that such management has accomplished. Well, many remarkable things should be remembered such as the following:

1.    Before, England was called as “dirty man of Europe” due to its situation when it comes to waste management.  At present, its recycling rate has increased up to 44 percent which shows that the EU helped a lot in boosting the recycling industry of this nation. In fact, England aims to improve greenhouse gas emission up to 80 percent before 2050 comes. However, this goal does not affect its decision on whether or not to leave the EU.

2.    For most British people, the EU policy helped a lot in improving the quality of air, rivers, and water including the animals, rare plants and their habitats. But recently, it was noticed that such growth has gradually slowed down. For the councils, they need to take the necessary action to obtain the same goal again. As part of the work, households should learn to segregate waste that can be recycled. They should be educated on proper separation of rubbish such as plastic, glass, paper, metal, and food waste.

What Could Happen To Waste Disposal If Britain Leaves?

Many people keep on asking about the possible effect on the industry of waste management once Great Britain has entirely separated from the EU. Well, Brexit might not completely affect Scotland or Wales since these nations strive to take risks in obtaining its goals. In England, recycling companies are worried that ministers would lead to setting easier targets. If Britain leaves the EU, this waste management industry reduces the chances of facing financial challenges.   For those who are optimistic about this idea, they reiterate that it will only take a short period to hit the target and expect a medium period to keep the industry growing.

The good thing about it is that there is a minimal threat as it may seem. By considering all the challenges and concerns, recycling and waste industry must be more prepared than ever before. Thus, everybody is encouraged to be more confident and have a more positive outlook on the future.