Research and analysis

From waste to resource productivity

A report from the Government Chief Scientific Adviser on the value of waste.

Documents

From waste to resource productivity: main report

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From waste to resource productivity: evidence and case studies

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Details

This report from the former Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA), Sir Mark Walport, is co-authored by Professor Ian Boyd, the Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). It explores how we can treat waste as a valuable resource and use new technology and approaches to get the most from it in the UK. The report brings together evidence on waste from a range of industry, academic and government sources.

The report is accompanied by an evidence report that brings together evidence and opinions from a range of stakeholders. The views expressed do not represent those of the GCSA, Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser or the UK government.

Read the related report: ‘Food waste: a response to the policy challenge’.

Published 14 December 2017