14 May 2019
Sector letter to Gove highlights shared ambitions and views on the Government’s packaging recycling proposals
CIWM has joined a long list of signatories in a letter to Environment Secretary Michael Gove on the current raft of consultations on reformed packaging producer responsibility, a Deposit Return Scheme, Collection Consistency and the Plastics Packaging Tax.
The letter signals the level of engagement on the proposals being put forward across the whole packaging value chain, including designers, brands, manufacturers, retailers, councils, recyclers, and resource and waste management companies. It signals a clear shared ambition for the UK to be a world leader in the sustainable use of resources and offers a series of high-level recommendations on shaping the delivery of the best evidence-led outcomes as the proposals are taken forward.
The full letter can be read here.
Notes to Editors:
- CIWM is the leading professional body for the resource and waste management sector representing around 5,500 individuals in the UK, Ireland 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 www.ciwm.co.uk
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