Waste overhaul: ‘Get Brexit sorted first’, says Gove

Environment secretary Michael Gove has said new legislation aimed at overhauling the UK’s waste and resources sector will be introduced “within the next year or two”, but only after the government has “sorted” Brexit.

Speaking on the BBC’s The One Show this week, Gove said: “We want to bring in the law this year as part of the new Environment Bill… we just need to get Brexit sorted first, then we can bring this legislation forward.''

The government is currently running four consultations on waste reforms. These are: making producers pay the full cost of dealing with their waste; introducing consistency in waste collections; bringing in a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS); and introducing a tax on plastic packaging.

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