This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
This document contains actions and commitments which together set a clear direction towards a zero waste economy.
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Waste affects us all. We all create waste, we care if our domestic refuse service does not work well, and we notice when flytipping or litter affects our local environment.
The breadth and impact of waste and resource use policies is very broad. The way we behave at home, at work or as consumers has a real impact.
We need, as a society, to value products and care about how they are made and used, and how we deal with them when we no longer need or want them. If not, we will not only increase costs at a time when we are facing real challenges in reducing the deficit, but we will also have a negative impact on our environment.