Research and analysis
From waste to resource productivity
A report from the Government Chief Scientific Adviser on the value of waste.
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