Welcome to the Love Recycling research project

What impact has the pandemic had on commercial recycling?

The world is beginning to emerge from lockdown. Businesses are re-evaluating their waste disposal provisions. Taking this opportunity to understand how recycling efforts and intentions have been altered by the pandemic is vital to understanding where businesses are heading with their sustainability efforts and what the overall impact has been on commercial recycling.
Since January 2020 we have been running the Love Recycling research project. In March we published 2 reports ‘The Changing Face of Commercial Recycling in Europe and The Changing Face of Commercial Recycling in the UK (Part 1)’ These reports delivers specific insights derived from one of the largest commercially funded quantitative studies into business recycling and waste management ever conducted in the UK.

We are now publishing ‘The Changing Face of Commercial Recycling in the Europe (Part 2).’

The aim is to present findings on the disruptive effects those businesses felt between March and September and their recycling activities, outlook and intentions for the coming years.