Resources & Waste Strategy for England

Resources & Waste Strategy for England

As announced today Defra & EA have now published the UK Government’s Resources & Waste Strategy for England: link
In a driving analogy, this is a Route Planning chat rather than an Emergency Stop let alone a 180 degree Handbrake Turn!
At least it did get published, with the intended direction toward a Circular Economy! Comments below, happy to discuss…
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  • This sets out a long-term strategy rather than explicit policies or incentive/enforcement measures.
  • Its policy direction aims to be consistent with previous announcements including the 25 Year Environment Plan.
  • That direction is toward a circular economy of materials (or more ambiguously, “resources”).
  • Initial media coverage focuses mainly on the topics of plastics and the “producer pays” principle. (e.g. BBC Radio 4, Today, 07:25-07:30)
  • Some pre-existing targets are cited for 2030 and 2050.
  • Much will depend on the ensuing consultations, policies and measures for implementation…

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