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The UK recycling sector is undergoing a period of significant evolution. Markets continue to grow, facing new trends and challenges. Marsh can help companies understand how these trends have the potential to impact their business, and offer advice and strategies to help.

The recycling industry is undergoing a period of rapid transformation. Delivering on the transition to a net-zero economy and firming up commitments and strategies to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals will be a challenge.

Investments to advance sustainability efforts will continue in the areas of surplus redistribution, plastic recycling, energy recovery infrastructure, and low carbon collections.

As the value chain moves towards a circular economy and companies are incentivised to use more recycled content in their products, industry players will look to invest further in emerging technologies to meet this need and to build resilience for the future.


Protecting assets and people while providing supply to consumers is an area of high priority for those in the recycling sector. Environmental pressures are also bringing new risks and challenges.

Property damage and business interruption including machinery breakdown, employers liability, public liability, motor, cyber, marine hull and shipowners, D&O, crime, professional indemnity, and PA Travel.

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Carl Ratcliffe

Recycling, Utilities, UK Mining and Nuclear Industry Practice Leader