ASD calls for vertical integration in the recycling industry
Advanced Sustainable Developments (ASD) is urging the recycling industry to vertically integrate and to focus on individual materials after a large fire involving plastic and electrical waste in the UK.
ASD believes that the industry needs to go back to being specialist recyclers to ensure safety in the industry. CEO, Ahmed Detta, says, ‘we can’t cope with the sheer volume of plastic waste in the UK. We are seeing errors in the industry which highlight the challenges around safety in plastic processing.’
Detta believes that in order for recyclers to truly work with manufacturers and provide the materials they require, then we need to see an overhaul of the industry and see recyclers move to focus on specific waste, rather than general.
ASD believes that this will stop consumer confusion and ultimately make the industry more reliable, transparent and efficient.