Chartered Institute of Waste Management's annual conference today,
Friends of the Earth commented on the urgent need for the
government to tackle the UK's mounting waste crisis as follows:
'When will the government take effective action to tackle the UK's
growing waste crisis? It is allowing the amount of waste created to
increase every year, and failing to ensure that enough is recycled or
re-used. Ministers must get to the core of the problem and force
manufacturers and retailers to make products in a way that does not
waste precious resources and that can be easily recycled or re-used.
The planet is not big enough to allow our throwaway society to
* What the environment minister had to say to waste managers is available on LGCnet.