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Committee hold opening session of waste management inquiry

16 May 2019

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee will hold the opening evidence session of a new inquiry into the implications of the waste strategy for local authorities on Monday 20 May. In this wide-ranging opening session the committee will take evidence from waste management experts and academics.

Purpose of the session

In December 2018, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs launched the Resources and Waste Strategy setting out how the country can minimise waste, promote resource efficiency and move towards a circular economy. The strategy touches on a number of functions that are the responsibility of local authorities including food waste collection and recycling for households and businesses.

In this opening session the committee will look at the financial implications of the proposals for local authorities to meet increased standards for waste management and recycling. It will also consider how appropriate a standardised approach to waste services will be, or if there are benefits for allowing a degree of local flexibility.

Witnesses

Monday 20 May 2019, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

From 4pm

Panel 1:

  • Professor Nicky Gregson, University of Durham
  • Dr Sherilyn MacGregor, Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester
  • Dr Marcus Gover, Chief Executive, Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

Panel 2:

  • Jacob Hayler, Executive Director, Environmental Services Association
  • Martin Curtois, External Affairs Director, Veolia
  • Jeremy Jacobs, Technical Director, Renewable Energy Association

Further information

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