Waste management programme for English firms
Businesses are being urged to design products that last longer and to use resources more sparingly, in a drive to save money, boost the economy and protect the environment.
The Government has launched its new Waste Prevention Programme for England, setting out how to make savings by cutting waste, managing resources better and passing on items no longer used.
By way of encouragement, an £800,000 Community Partnership Fund is being put in place to help local authorities, business and civil society organisations take action, while a new postcode locator will help people find out where they can get things repaired or pass on items for others to buy.
Resource Management Minister, Dan Rogerson, comments: “Everyone has a role to play in reducing waste and I want to see businesses helping consumers and the environment by designing products to last longer and using resources better.”