Waste Implementation Program to run for another
London— Defra’s Waste
Implementation Program will run for a further two years, confirmed
Local Environmental Quality Minister Ben Bradshaw.
Ben Bradshaw said that the Program
was popular with local authorities and had helped them meet their
It has, and will continue to:
•Provide impartial information
for long-term decision making on procuring new technologies
for diverting biodegradable waste away from landfill.
•Compile essential data on all waste streams and commission
relevant, targeted research.
•Provide direct support to authorities with plans to provide
advice and support to the community and private sector where
they have identified further assistance is required
•Develop and shape the market to deliver the £10bn
of waste management infrastructure needed to deliver EU landfill
•Work with local authorities and the market to explore
alternative approaches to PFI, both in terms of procurement
and financing structures.
The Waste and Resources Action
Program will continue running the Recycling and Organics Technical
Advisory Team (ROTATE) which is available to all local authorities
in England to provide support and advice on the separate collection
of dry recyclables and organic wastes.
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