How quickly will the government's waste and resources strategy change the system?

The highly-anticipated waste and resources strategy, published this week, covers many of the issues the waste sector has been pushing for action on, but is DEFRA’s plan a real statement of intent or a delay tactic? Conor McGlone investigates

Recyclable waste
The waste and resources strategy aims at making producers fund measures to boost household recycling

The waste sector has been pinning a lot of its hopes on DEFRA’s waste and resources strategy, published this week. When pressed for action on extended producer responsibility (EPR), efforts to tackle waste crime, separate food waste collections and the introduction of a deposit return scheme, the government has consistently batted off policy questions with assurances that all would be revealed in this highly-anticipated strategy.

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