DEFRA takes the knife to waste policy

DEFRA’s work on waste policy will cease in many areas from April next year due to a lack of capacity. Budget cuts for WRAP have also been confirmed

DEFRA is to “step back” from waste and resources policy during the government’s final year in office.

The department says it will not undertake new policy work in areas such as energy-from-waste (EfW), construction waste and commercial and industrial (C&I) waste from next April.

The policy change were revealed in a open letter to the waste sector from newly appointed Liberal Democrat resource minister Dan Rogerson.

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