Paying As You Consume

Robbie Staniforth, policy manager, Ecosurety, looks the recent development in packaging recycling reforms, saying we as a country are agreeing to shift the cost of recycling packaging directly onto consumers, by embedding it in products, rather than financing through taxation.

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Ten Point Plan

With Defra’s 25 Year Environment Plan published at the start of the year and its Resources and Waste Strategy set for publication later this year, Biffa’s CEO, Ian Wakelin, discusses the key policy areas which need to be addressed

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“Short-Sighted”

Wardell Armstrong’s Luke Prazsky says excluding a requirement for mandatory household food waste collections for financial reasons is “short-sighted”, and asks if household food waste is the key to changing the public’s opinion of seeing waste as a resource?

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Consistency Calls

ReFood UK’s Philip Simpson responds to the suggestions by Defra that the Resources and Waste Strategy is unlikely to include mandatory food waste collections for local authorities, and looks at why a consistent approach to food waste collection is key for improving recycling rates.

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Digital Drivers

Philip Simpson, commercial director at ReFood, says the vast majority of food waste is still being sent straight to landfill. Here, he highlights what steps food manufacturers can take to reap the commercial benefits of tackling food waste.

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