A few days ago, the Environmental Audit Committee announced an inquiry into the Government’s “A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment”
Released in the first few weeks of 2018, the Government’s 25 year plan met with a muted response from many industry figures, including myself, for not outlining tangible measures for tackling the big environmental issues affecting this generation.
The plan effectively kicked the can down the road by suggesting policies will be included in the Resources and Waste Strategy due to be released by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) later this year.
The EAC’s inquiry will “examine key decisions around the Plan’s overall ambition and approach” to ensure that “current targets aren’t dropped or missed, that legal protections are not weakened, and Government departments aren’t let off the hook”.
It is clear the EAC wants help from industry experts to understand whether the plan is helpful in moving the country forward, especially with the potential policy void caused by Brexit. The call for written evidence is likely to be following by an oral evidence session and a hearing with Government.
As Ecosurety was recently mentioned at an EAC session in relation to the lack of plastic reprocessing capacity in the UK, we will be responding to the inquiry as an expert in producer compliance before it closes at 5pm on 28 February 2018.
As policy manager, Robbie is responsible for liaising with government, regulators and industry organisations to represent our members’ views and interests. In previous roles, he helped to instigate market-based change and he brings that dynamism to his current role of influencing regulatory change. With years of experience working across a number of departments at Ecosurety, it’s fair to say he has an excellent understanding of producer compliance and recycling, which enables him to provide high-level policy expertise, industry insight and market analysis to our members.
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