Alex Mayer MEP today voted for better waste reduction and recycling.
The East of England boasts some of the best recycling rates in the UK. However, across Europe 600 million tonnes of waste is still thought to be thrown away which could be reused and avoid being ditched in landfill sites
The ambitious plan looks to see recycling rates rise to at least 70% by 2030.
Alex Mayer said: “I am pleased to vote for these proposals to reduce the amount of rubbish we throw away and increase recycling.
These reports set ambitious and binding targets which can be achieved when products are designed to last, be repaired, reused, recycled, and remanufactured - not just chucked away.
Since 23 June, we’ve heard almost nothing from the British Government about environmental protections and regulations in a post Brexit world. I very much hope we can use this as a blueprint (or maybe it should be a greenprint!) We all have our part to play in the recycling revolution."