We live on a planet with finite resources. If current rates of consumption continue, the global economy will require 180 billion tonnes of natural resources by 2050, or more than twice the level of 2017
Our relationship with plastic, in particular, and its effect on our environment has come to the forefront of the public consciousness recently, following the now infamous Blue Planet episode and its many widely shared emotive images of marine life affected by plastic pollution. We must all review our behaviours in order to effect change and slow down the impact our consumption of resources has on the environment, and the Government has a crucial part to play in driving this change.
Download the full report: CIWEM's Priorities for the Resources and Waste Strategy
View our summary of priorities for the Resources and Waste Strategy
December 2018: New Government Resources and Waste Strategy published
In December 2018 HM Government published 'Our Waste, Our Resources: A Strategy for England'. This set out a long-term strategy to deliver a range of outcomes which would put England's economy on a more circular footing, picking up a number of the priority issues we called for.
Read 'Our Waste, Our Resources: A Strategy for England' here.