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Exporting Opportunity: Putting UK waste to work at home and abroad

Exporting Opportunity: Putting UK waste to work at home and abroad

The APSRG's newest report makes clear recommendations for policy change designed to ensure the UK maximises value from its waste both at home and via export. Entitled 'Exporting Opportunity: Putting UK waste to work at home and abroad', the report is the result of a six-month inquiry chaired by former Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman MP. With a variety of different factors, regulatory and economic, affecting how and why different waste materials streams are exported, this report examines where exports are boosting the economy and where keeping materials within the domestic market would be of greater benefit to UK Plc. Compiled from a range of expert testimony, as well as desk-based research and appropriate case studies, the report explores a number of potential future scenarios and makes recommendations to Government designed to help build the most economically and environmentally robust system for waste and materials treatment, whether it be in the UK or abroad. The report was launched formally in Parliament on Wednesday 4th December at a reception in the House of Commons, with Resource Minister Dan Rogerson MP, Shadow Minister Barry Gardiner MP and inquiry chair Caroline Spelman MP providnig the keynote addresses. Visit the APSRG website for more information Download the report