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Briefing note: The Resources and Waste Strategy Reforms

Briefing note: The Resources and Waste Strategy Reforms In this briefing note we detail some of our major concerns that arise from the three recent Defra waste service design consultations on consistency in recycling, Extended Producer Responsibility, and the introduction...
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Government waste collection plans to cause costly ‘bin chaos’ – councils warn

Government waste collection plans to cause costly ‘bin chaos’ – councils warn Households may need up to SEVEN bins as part of the biggest shake up of rubbish collections in years which will create “chaos and confusion”, councils warn today....
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DCN responds to a proposed Deposit Return Scheme

DCN responds to a proposed Deposit Return Scheme The District Councils' Network supports the instigation of a 'on-the-go' Deposit Return Scheme as a way to further incentivise recycling and reduce littering. As champions of our small businesses we would want...
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DCN responds to Extended Producer Responsibility proposals for waste services

DCN responds to Extended Producer Responsibility proposals for waste services The District Council's Network welcomes the opportunity to consult on these Resources & Waste Strategy proposals and are broadly in favour of the plans for Extended Producer Responsibility, agreeing with...
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DCN responds to MHCLG call for evidence on the continuation of remote meetings

DCN responds to MHCLG call for evidence on the continuation of remote meetings In our submission we argue it should be for local authorities to decide what works best for their decision-making processes, for their officers & members and most...
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