With 300,000 tonnes of clothing in the UK going to landfill or incineration, the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy outlines plans to explore Extended Producer Responsibility Schemes for textile materials and other ‘harder to recycle’ materials.
The zero waste to landfill trend is growing. In 2016, 52.3 million tonnes was still being disposed of to landfill but, as more and more local authorities and businesses show an interest in declaring themselves landfill-free, all the signs suggest that the movement is set to increase.
Having just reached its third anniversary, Buckinghamshire County Council’s Greatmoor energy from waste plant is marking a number of achievements in the three years since it formally commenced operation on 14 July 2016.
The UK Government has published a summary of the responses to the consultations that were held earlier this year on DRS, EPR, Consistency and the Plastic Packaging Tax.
They also contain some information on possible next steps. The links are contained below
The Resource Action Fund is an £18 million fund, provided by Defra to support resource efficiency projects, with the goal of diverting, reducing, and better managing, waste.