Posted: 26/10/2023

DEFRA issues corrections to Consistency in household and business recycling in England summary

On 25 October, DEFRA issued an update and correction to the summary of Consistency in household and business recycling in England.

DEFRA stated: “An earlier version of this report incorrectly stated in the executive summary that, ‘two thirds of respondents (65%) disagree with the proposal to provide caddy liners and one quarter (24%) express support’. It was also incorrectly stated that, ‘three quarters of respondents disagree that anaerobic digestion plants treating food waste should be required to include a composting phase’. The Executive Summary has been temporarily redacted while we assess it for further potential errors. The main body of the report remains accurate and valid, as do all statistics referring to stakeholder responses in the official government consultation response. Additional details of stakeholder responses to question 30 of the Simpler Recycling (previously ‘Recycling Consistency’) 2021 consultation and an appendix have been added to this version of the Summary of consultation responses report. These sections were missing from the version uploaded to GOV.​UK on 21 October 2023”.

To read the full, current consultation response, click here.