In June the Environmental Audit Committee launched an inquiry into WEEE and the circular economy. Advice and information was sought on the type of support the government should provide to encourage a move towards a circular economy and how local markets and recycling awareness could be improved. LARAC emphasised there should be a shift away from the current practice of prioritising collection.
Considering this is supposed to be the quiet time of year, when we all go off on our summer holidays, there has been a fair amount going on in the waste world.
410,000 tonnes of potato peel and skin, and 110,000 tonnes of bread ends and crusts are thrown away every year in the UK. For those of us working in the waste industry, we’re aware of the impact that this food waste has on the planet, and ultimately, ourselves.
Earlier this month (on 2nd Aug) we sent out a briefing note to all members - a summary of the government responses to the consultations on consistency, DRS, EPR and the plastic packaging tax. Members access it here. We are now asking for feedback from our members on our consultation process.