Press release: Resources and Waste Strategy

Press Release
Date: 18 December 2018

The National Association of Waste Disposal Officers (NAWDO) welcomes the publication of the Resources and Waste Strategy and its comprehensive lifecycle approach to resources production, consumption and end of life management.

We are particularly encouraged by the commitment to full cost recovery of collection, disposal and recycling of waste, much of which results from goods and materials put onto the market. Local Authority collection and disposal is highly efficient and has needed an intervention of this kind for some time to assist with total waste reduction and to make non-recyclable packaging a thing of the past.

No doubt, some of the changes needed might be challenging since they are different from what is currently done however, we are grateful to DEFRA for the collaborative approach taken to date and welcome more joint working with DEFRA, central government and industry colleagues to enable us all to be even more efficient and sustainable over the next 25 years.