ADBA press Rt Hon Michael Gove MP on food waste

Following his appointment as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) ADBA has signed a joint letter to the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP. 

The joint letter comes from the Trade Association Group (TAG), the UK’s most influential representative bodies for the resource and waste management sector. The six bodies that make up the TAG are ADBA, CIWM, ESA, ICE, REA and Resource Association.

In addition to congratulating the Secretary of State our letter calls for improvements in resource efficiency, particularly a long term policy framework for waste and resource management, building on the foundations previously laid by European Union waste and resource legislation.

Along with measures on tackling waste crime we call on the incoming government to:

Take urgent action to reverse the decline in recycling rates. More needs to be done to prevent food waste, to increase separate collections of food waste from homes and businesses when it can’t be prevented, and to increase the demand for secondary raw materials.

ADBA will continue to call for separate food waste collections and will relay any updates to members as soon as we have news.

If you haven't already, be sure to register for UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 where there will be further news on recycling and food waste, including, in the Conference theatre, a session on the global food waste scandal and a keynote address from Rosie Boycott, Chair of London Food Board who will be speaking about London's new Food Strategy.

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