This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
This paper sets out the key principles for public policy interventions in waste.
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Waste is part of the economy - it is a by-product of economic activity, by businesses, government and households. Waste is also an input to economic activity - whether through material or energy recovery.
The management of that waste has economic implications - for productivity, government expenditure, and, of course, the environment.