Public think waste prevention is ‘worthy and dull’

Getting the public involved will be critical for the success of the UK’s national waste prevention programmes, a London conference has heard

A lack of public engagement is limiting waste prevention in the UK, according to speakers at a London seminar on 21 January.

Consumer involvement in national waste prevention programmes emerged as a key theme at the Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum event held in Piccadilly.

Eunomia senior consultant, Dr Chris Sherrington, told delegates: “For a long time I thought waste prevention was worthy, a little bit dull. That’s where the public are on it.’

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