DEFRA defers further waste policymaking until EU agreement

The government has responded to a critical report on waste leadership and management in England by committing not to introduce any new policies

Waste pile (photograph: Evangelos Kanaridis/123RF)DEFRA has deferred making any new waste policy until a circular economy package has been agreed in the EU.

In its response to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee’s critical report of waste management in England the government denied that it had “stepped back” from policy and said it “continues to be a key priority”.1

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