With the great strides in the zero-waste strategies that are being made in Scotland and Wales, you would think that England already has a fully formed strategy in-place with all the good work being achieved by WRAP (Waste Resources Action Programme).
At present, this is a Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rurual Affairs) priority area aiming to support growth and help householders, local councils and businesses to save money. The Programme takes forward a commitment in the Government Review of Waste Policy in England 2011 and fulfils a requirement of the revised Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC).
The aim is for the government to publish the first Waste Prevention Programme for England by December 2013.
To meet that aim, there is a current Call for Evidence, which sets out the evidence, priorities, barriers, opportunities and ongoing action, and invites views and information to help inform the Programme.
The Call for Evidence opens for responses on 11 March 2013 and will close on 29 April 2013.