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Defra Report “Understates” Resource Sector’s Green Growth Potential
10 February 2015
Responding to the Defra report published last week, which looked at the worth of waste and resource efficiency to the UK economy, the Resource Association says that it believes Defra has understated its potential for further growth.
It estimated that the core resource sector generated £6.8bn in gross value added, supported 103,000 jobs in 2013 and could generate an extra £3.58bn for UK businesses by 2020.
Ray Georgeson, chief executive of Resource Association said: “…UK export of recyclables is undoubtedly a British success story (even allowing for issues around illegal shipments of waste) but also means that in some instances potential to add value to product is being lost to overseas manufacturers. “
      Source: CIWM      (Click here to read more)