Yes it still is when we can't recycle a material in the UK. Typically, transporting materials to be recycled only accounts for a small percentage of the overall waste emissions.
When a suitable facility is not available in the UK, all exports must comply with the government's Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations.
Our private sector partners have all been audited by the Environment Agency and passed the inspection. Our private sector partners ensure that all materials are sent to a suitably licensed facilities abroad. They also ensure any facility is suitably permitted to accept and appropriately manage the relevant material.