Published: 18th Dec 2018

The Government has published its Resources and Waste Strategy this morning (December 18) which sets out a range of measures intended to overhaul waste and recycling in the UK. The major policy announcement is that businesses and manufacturers of packaging will be expected to pay the full cost of recycling or disposing of their waste, through a new Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme, which the Government estimates will raise up to a £1bn a year for recycling and disposal. The Government also set a potential date for the introduction of a deposit-return scheme, said they will introduce compulsory electronic tracking of waste and said they will ensure local authorities collect food waste from households every week. Launching the strategy at Veolia’s recycling centre in London, Environment Secretary Michael Gove said: ‘Our strategy sets out how we will go further and faster, to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Together we can move … (To read the full article, subscribe below)