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UK needs to significantly reduce textiles going to waste, says government document

UK needs to significantly reduce textiles going to waste, says government document

In a recent policy paper, the UK Government highlighted the need to decrease the amount of textiles that are disposed of as residual waste in order to meet waste targets and Net Zero commitments. The document, called Maximising Resources, Minimising Waste, outlines the Waste Prevention Programme for England and identifies the priorities for action to...

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LGA challenges Defra to ‘raise the level of ambition’ for the targets

LGA challenges Defra to ‘raise the level of ambition’ for the targets

LOCAL Government Association (LGA) has published its official response to Defra’s consultation on its proposed new environment targets under the Environment Act 2021 to help meet the Government’s ‘vision’. Among the many targets was one to “reduce residual waste (excluding major mineral wastes) kg per capita by 50 per cent by 2042 from 2019 levels”....