DCN responds to a proposed Waste Prevention Plan for England
The District Councils’ Network supports the proposals for a Waste Prevention Plan for England.
We believe that to ensure a truly sustainable waste system efforts need to be focused on minimising waste at source in an approach that pushes items up the waste hierarchy and creates a more circular economy. In the long run this will have far greater benefits and impact than wider design changes to waste services.
Our members are constantly engaged with their communities and will be leaders in communicating the changes to our lives and behaviour that will be needed to meet net zero ambitions. We therefore look forward to working with government on strategies to engage consumers; given that all waste reforms will be contingent on effective engagement and a significant alteration of how people view materials.