Defra publishes report of progress in delivering the actions in the Government’s Review of Waste Policy
On 28 March, the Waste Programme Support Office at the Department for Envrionment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) released the following statement regarding the publication of their report entitled "Progress with delivery of commitments from the Government's Review of Waste Policy in England (2011)":
"Defra has today published a report of progress in delivering the actions in the Government’s Review of Waste Policy in England 2011.
Good progress has been made since the Review was published in June 2011 with 90 per cent of actions either completed or on track. We’ve extended the timetable for a few actions, to improve prospective outcomes or because of prioritisation of resources in Defra or our partners. The updated action plan can be found here:
The actions we have already taken will make it easier for businesses to do the right thing, reducing waste and recycling more. We are working with local authorities to develop stronger partnerships across the country, and bring in changes to help households waste less and save money, for example through changes to food date labelling and the direct mail agreement. In our waste prevention programme we are focusing on how to design or reuse items to prevent the need to either recycle items or send them to landfill.
We’ll be working closely with industry and local communities over the coming months and years to make sure these measures deliver the right outcomes for households, businesses, councils and the waste industry, and for the environment, helping us move towards our vision of a zero waste economy."