The Waste Review has been published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and it includes a commitment to improve the quality of materials.
In a list of principal commitments, the government also says it will work with councils to increase the frequency and quality of rubbish collections and make it easier to recycle.
The full list of principal commitments includes:
· Prioritise efforts to manage waste in line with the waste hierarchy and reduce the carbon impact of waste
· Develop a range of measures to encourage waste prevention and reuse, supporting greater resource efficiency
· Develop voluntary approaches to cutting waste, increase recycling, and improve the overall quality of recyclate material, working closely with business sectors and the waste and material resources industry
· Consult on the case for higher packaging recovery targets for some key materials
· Support energy from waste where appropriate, and for waste which cannot be recycled
· Work to overcome the barriers to increasing the energy from waste which anaerobic digestion provides, as set out in the new AD strategy
· Consult on restricting wood waste landfill and review the case for restrictions on sending other materials to landfill.
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