ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN – GOVERNMENT RESOURCE EFFICIENCY AND WASTE MINIMISATION INFORMATION

ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN – GOVERNMENT RESOURCE EFFICIENCY AND WASTE MINIMISATION INFORMATION

11th of March, 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN – GOVERNMENT RESOURCE EFFICIENCY AND WASTE MINIMISATION INFORMATION Please see below published information from 10 March 2020: Waste and resource efficiency factsheet (part 3). We have made good progress in recent years and continue to take action aimed at increasing our resource efficiency and minimising the impact of our waste. For example: • the amount of local authority collected waste that is sent to landfill in England has reduced by over 87% since 2000/2001 • plastic bag usage has fallen by 90% in the main supermarkets since the introduction of the carrier bag charge in 2015 • nearly 45% of household waste was recycled in 2018, up from 11% in 2001 • UK greenhouse gas emissions produced by the waste management sector are estimated to have fallen by 69% between 1990 and 2017

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