A Zero Waste UK

Published Sun 19 Nov 2006
A Zero Waste UK

In the UK today's product - be it a fridge, battery or drink carton - is tomorrow's waste. But does New Zealand's approach - that today's waste is tomorrow's raw material - provide a better way? While we struggle to reconcile our throwaway culture with the requirements of the EU Landfill Directive, New Zealand and many other countries and cities around the world have embraced the concept of a zero waste society.

With this in mind, ippr commissioned Green Alliance to produce a report outlining what a zero waste UK might look like. It is important not to get too hung up on the word 'zero'. It is what lies behind the concept that matters.

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