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Review of Waste Policy

Defra is reviewing waste policy and delivery in England. Call for Evidence for the Review closed on 7 October 2010

We have also conducted an online survey and discussion, both of which closed on 9 September 2010.

All the comments and suggestions received, both online or through the Call for Evidence, will be considered and fed into the Review. The early results of the Review will be made available in Spring 2011.

About the review of waste policies

The Review will look at all aspects of waste policy and delivery in England. Its main aim will be to ensure that we are taking the right steps towards creating a ‘zero waste’ economy, where resources are fully valued, and nothing of value gets thrown away.

This is a review of waste policies in England only, although we will consider whether lessons can be learned from experiences in other parts of the UK.  Waste policy in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the respective administrations.

Some waste policies come from, or are influenced by, EU or international legislation.  The findings of the review may influence the Government’s approach to implementation of these obligations, and future negotiations.

Page last modified 11 October 2010
Page published: 29 July 2010