Factors influencing recycling performance

The report 'Analysis of recycling performance and waste arisings in the UK 2012/13' looks at factors influencing recycling performance in the UK.

The analysis explores how the nature of the collection systems and local area characteristics influence recycling performance and waste arisings.  It builds on the principles from WRAP’s Analysis of kerbside dry recycling performance in the UK 2008/09  and uses statistical models to identify factors that explain the variation in recycling rates and also how specific factors impact on those rates.   

The analysis draws on WasteDataFlow data for 2012/13 and collection scheme data for the same year collated by WRAP.

The outputs add to the evidence base on the key factors that impact recycling including materials collected, the role of food waste and the capacity provided for residual waste.

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