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Recycled packaging 'may end up in landfill', warns watchdog

Recycled packaging 'may end up in landfill', warns watchdog

Science
You try to be virtuous, wiping the curdling yoghurt off a plastic pot, then putting it in the recycling bin. Perhaps you envisage the pot eventually re-incarnated as a frisbee or maybe even a plastic bench.But don’t rest easy. Your pot might get burned or buried in landfill, and you’d never know.The National Audit Office (NAO) says over half of the packaging reported as recycled is actually being sent abroad to be processed. As a result, it says, the government has little idea of whether the recyclables are getting turned into new products, buried in landfill or burned. While an illusion of success has been created by the UK’s system for recycling packaging, the NAO says, the reality may be quite different.Its r...
UK election result 'may delay Brexit talks'

UK election result 'may delay Brexit talks'

Business
The UK general election result could delay Brexit talks and be negative for the economy, credit ratings agencies Moody's and S&P have warned.The Brexit negotiations with the EU were due to start on 19 June but Moody's said the fact that the Conservatives had lost their majority would delay the start of the talks. It will "complicate and probably delay Brexit negotiations," it warned.Moody's said it could also further pressure the UK's public finances.The "inconclusive" outcome of the general election could mean the government places less of a priority on cutting the budget deficit. This would be negative for the UK's credit rating and make it more expensive for the country to borrow money.As a result, Moody's said it expected fiscal risks to increase, because in its view the budget def...