Waste not, want not - a collection of responses to the Government

Waste not, want not - a collection of responses to the Government

In November 2002 the government's strategy unit published Waste Not, Want Not, the result of its investigation into the challenges facing the UK if we are to achieve the much-needed transformation of our waste management practices. At the same time the chancellor made announcements in the Pre-Budget Report that gave effect to some of the strategy unit's key recommendations.
The broad reaction from outside government to these announcements has been positive. Green Alliance has commissioned this set of responses to Waste not, want not to demonstrate the broad support for action from government on waste. The responses reflect the views of all the key players in the waste and resources debate: the waste management industry, waste producers, local government, consultants, NGOs, academics, householders and the regulators. Of course, the government cannot solve the UK's waste problem single-handedly or overnight but it must implement the framework that allows other players to act.
These letters do not necessarily reflect Green Alliance's views. However, they do reflect the strength of feeling, among diverse institutions and individuals, that the government must build on the strategy unit's analysis and make change happen.
Publication Date:
7 April, 2003

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