Press Statement
26 April 2017


CIWM releases its Manifesto – calling for ‘Resource Productivity’ to be included in Party messages


CIWM’s Resource Productivity Manifesto, published today (26 April), calls on all the political parties to commit to embedding improving resource productivity as a key strand of government economic and environmental policy in the run up to the snap general election in June.

A proper focus on resource productivity and efficiency is vital to the UK’s future economic, social and environmental development, including tackling climate change, CIWM says.

It is therefore calling on all the political parties to commit in their manifestos to:

  • ensure that current environmental standards are maintained and that the UK continues to show ambition on delivering clean growth and a better environment, irrespective of Brexit
  • embed better resource productivity and efficiency as a key strand of government economic and environmental policy
  • provide a clear and stable future policy direction to 2030 and beyond, taking account of the development of the EU Circular Economy framework.

“The next UK Government must continue the journey towards a clean environment and better resource productivity,” CIWM says in its manifesto. “To do so will require an ambitious, forward-looking and stable policy direction.”



Notes to Editors:

  1. CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management) is the leading professional body for the waste management sector representing over 6,000 individuals in the UK and overseas. Established in 1898, CIWM is a non-profit making organisation, dedicated to the promotion of professional competence amongst waste managers. CIWM seeks to raise standards for those working in and with the sector by producing best practice guidance, developing educational and training initiatives, and providing information on key waste-related issues. More information can be found at


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