SUEZ calls for recycling label shake-up

Drawing on independent research, the company has designed a labelling system using a “traffic light” coloured version of the existing Mobius Recycling Loop to show consumers at a glance whether a product can be easily recycled on not. Each product would also be assigned a number indicating which bin or recycling box it can be placed in. Councils and businesses would then label their existing bins with the relevant numbers.

SUEZ claims that such a system would save councils from having to “harmonise” hundreds of different recycling collection systems by introducing new containers and infrastructure, something that many local authorities oppose.