Waste policy in England is rubbish says Ainsworth

Former Conservative MP Peter Ainsworth says the new Environment Secretary faces numerous obstacles in tackling England’s waste policy. A London conference heard that while there were enormous opportunities for the waste industry in terms of creating jobs and delivering a more sustainable economy, the involvement of too many public bodies had turned it into ‘a […]

German waste expert criticises Britain’s landfill record

Britain should stop putting untreated household waste in landfill and recycle more instead, a London conference heard. Peter Kurth, president of BDE, Federation of German Waste, Water and Raw Materials Management Industry said: “Great Britain places 60% of all waste in landfill sites. Being in favour of climate protection, yet operating a waste policy that […]

Government announces full review of waste policy

The government has announced a fundamental review of England’s waste policy at a conference in London’s Docklands. Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said the ambition for a zero waste society was a commitment to creating the “greenest government ever”. While getting to grips with waste was one of the biggest challenges, it would also provide some […]