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.
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.
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.