England & Wales Climate action and sustainable development

LGiU Fortnightly 1st February: Trash talkin’ councils

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Bins – a perennial doorstep issue for voters, a frequent headache for councils. Following the launch of the Government’s new Resource and Waste Strategy, this week we’re talking trash.

We speak to Dr Peter Maddox, Director of WRAP, about DEFRA’s new proposals, targets and consultations that will have major impact on how councils run their waste and recycling operations. From ‘polluter-pays’ rules for packaging manufacturers and tough new laws on fly-tipping, to universal food waste collection and new consistent categories for recycling, there’s a lot to chew on.

Plus highlights from our member-only Daily News service including overspend on SEND services, natural flood defences and Chinese-funded fireworks in York.

Hosted by Jennifer Glover and Ingrid Koehler.

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LGiU Fortnightly is LGiU’s in-house podcast, bringing you the latest news from the world of local government. We update you on the key events from the past fortnight, as well as news from us and our members, so you’re always in the loop. We’re always looking for more ways to bring you the information you need in a way that works around your busy schedule – let us know what you think by tweeting us @LGiU