The CIWM (Chartered Institution for Wastes Management) has welcomed the appointment of Thérèse Coffey as the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The Institution says it looks forward to developing a close working relationship Dr Coffey which will support the UK economy in meeting its 2050 net zero target and accelerate the development of a more circular economy.
CIWM also said it echoes its recent calls for the Government to release the outcomes of the DRS (Deposit Return Scheme) and Consistent Collections consultations. Alongside packaging EPR, these changes will set the policy context for household and commercial waste management for the next decade and beyond. More than ever, however, it is essential that we maintain a period of stability and consistency that will allow the new Secretary of State and her team to bring about positive change. Failure to do so will further damage confidence and impact much needed innovation and investment.
CIWM and the UK waste and resource management sector are committed to driving the development of the circular economy and wants to work with the Government to realise this ambition and move to a world beyond waste.