Closed Loop Recycling's ‘We Need Your Bottles' campaign received official support from waste minister Lord Taylor during a visit to the company's East London facility.
“I am delighted to see the work that Closed Loop Recycling is doing to recycle more plastic bottles which is not just great for the environment but also for green job creation and the wider UK economy,” said Lord Taylor.
Closed Loop Recycling's Chris Dow added: “We're delighted to receive the waste minister's backing for our campaign which will help support the Government's ambitious packaging recycling targets that we as a company are in favour of.
“On a bigger level, what we'd like to see is our growing industry develop further, with the creation of hundreds of new green jobs giving a massive boost to the UK's low carbon economy. MPs from all parties should be in favour of this which is why we're asking for their backing.”
Closed Loop Recycling's call for cross party support has already been answered by Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Conservative MP and green campaigner Zac Goldsmith and Labour MP and APSRG co-chair Alan Whitehead.