Lack of clarity weakens waste programme

DEFRA wants to make England’s economy less wasteful and more circular but its approach lacks targets to make this happen

Improving business resource efficiency, avoiding or redistributing food waste and a more circular economy are key goals in the government’s draft Waste Prevention Programme for England, published on 6 August.1 But a lack of clear objectives in the draft could mean it fails to satisfy European waste prevention obligations.

At the core of the document is a 130- word ‘shared vision’ on

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