Targeting England’s waste mountain

The government has announced plans for two new waste targets to underpin the Environment Bill, focusing on the top of the waste hierarchy, and aiming to drive reduction, reuse and repair. But what will those targets look like, and how will they be enforced?

by David Burrows
DEFRA is working on setting a waste reduction and resource productivity target. Photograph: Christophe Lehenaff/Getty Images
DEFRA is working on setting a waste reduction and resource productivity target. Photograph: Christophe Lehenaff/Getty Images

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