GMWDA transfers into the GMCA

From 1st April 2018 the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority transferred all its duties, obligations and statutory powers for waste disposal to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. The move is part of the 2014 ground-breaking devolution agreement.

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Co-op

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GMWDA supports the Co-op who are working to improve the recyclability of their food packaging. By simplifying plastic packaging and using fewer polymer types, it makes it easier to sort and separate plastic and also to find sustainable markets to recycle the plastic into new products.

Currently the Greater Manchester waste and recycling contract only accepts plastic bottles for recycling, but if more retailers follow the example of the Co-op by developing new packaging to improve recyclability,  it may become viable to collect more types of plastic in the future.

Further information:

Co-op Preventing packaging waste

Co-op Tipping Point report

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority