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Committee examines financial impact of Waste Strategy

04 June 2019

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee continues its inquiry into the implications of the waste strategy for local authorities on Monday 10 June as it takes evidence from witnesses including waste management experts and local government representatives.

Purpose of the session

The session will examine what practical and policy changes will need to be implemented to reach the Government’s target recycling rate of 65% by 2035, and the financial implications for local authorities. It will look at how the Government’s Waste Strategy will be funded and how effective proposals for a more consistent approach to waste and recycling collection systems across the country will address local need.

The committee will also examine the potential impact of measures such as the Extended Producer Responsibility on funding and Deposit Return Schemes in boosting recycling rates.

Witnesses

Monday 10 June 2019, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

From 4pm

Panel one: Local Authority waste management experts

  • Gurbaksh Badhan, Chair, National Association of Waste Disposal Officers
  • Cathy Cook, Local Authority Support Manager, London Waste and Recycling Board
  • Ian Fielding, Chair, Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport
  • Lee Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee

Panel two: Local authority political representatives

  • Councillor Peter Fleming, District Councils’ Network
  • Mayor Philip Glanville, LGA Environment Board and Mayor of Hackney, Local Government Association

Further information

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