To help people and organisations make the most of opportunities to save money by reducing waste, Defra has published the Waste Prevention Programme for England. The programme sets out to:
- encourage businesses to contribute to a more sustainable economy by building waste reduction into design, offering alternative business models and delivering new and improved products and services
- encourage a culture of valuing resources by making it easier for people and businesses to find out how to reduce their waste, to use products for longer, repair broken items, and enable reuse of items by others
- help businesses recognise and act upon potential savings through better resource efficiency and preventing waste, to realise opportunities for growth
- support action by central and local government, businesses and civil society to capitalise on these opportunities.
All the relevant documents and background information can be found HERE