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The importance of the waste management and recycling industry

Category: energy and utilities

Recycling and waste management services are one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. As the nation becomes increasingly aware of the environmental impact of waste, pressure is mounting on both companies and individuals to reduce the amount of waste they produce.

This pressure, along with changes in the landfill directives, means that the recycling sector is now worth around £8bn. That’s a 60% increase since 2001. It has led to increasing diversity within the industry, as companies seek new ways to manage the problems of waste and recycling. This, in turn, has created more job opportunities.

The industry has been given targets to reduce biodegradable waste as a proportion of the total waste sent to landfill. By 2020, the target is to reduce landfill by 50% below the level set in 1995. Rather than a simple transport and dump solution, the industry has moved across to more technically challenging methods for reaching targets.

We’re supporting responsible employers to create great new roles in the waste management industry. The nation relies on clever solutions to dealing with our rubbish through recycling initiatives to protect the environment and the health of the population. They play an essential part in reducing pollution as well as the conserving our limited natural resources.

With a wide variety of technical and skill-based roles available, the recycling and waste management sector is committed to providing opportunities for workers of all backgrounds. To be a part of this dynamic and fast-paced industry, head over to the database to search for available vacancies today.  

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