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Have Your Say on Waste Strategy for Devon

Draft Resource and Waste Strategy for Devon and Torbay is now out for consultation. Here is a link: https://www.devon.gov.uk/haveyoursay/consultations/draft-resource-and-waste-management-strategy-for-devon-and-torbay/ . This draft document was approved for consultation by Cabinet on 11th November 2020. The consultation period is from 3rd March for 6 weeks.

As local stakeholders, residents and businesses you are invited to have your say on the draft Resource and Waste Management Strategy for Devon and Torbay. The responses will help shape how Local Authority Collected Waste is managed in Devon up to 2030.

The new document will present how the 10 councils responsible for waste collection or disposal in Devon, will continue to work with residents to try to reduce the amount of household waste created and continue to ensure that waste is managed in a sustainable and cost-efficient manner. The last review of Devon’s Resource & Waste Management Strategy was in 2013, and since then there has been a range of developments which impact on waste management services. These include changes in national waste policy with the publication of the Government’s Resource and Waste Management Strategy in 2018 as well as other waste consultations around a consistent waste collection service, deposit return scheme for drinks containers and an extended producer responsibility scheme for packaging materials. Other impacts include climate change and Brexit.

Consultees are invited to read the draft strategy and then respond to a series of questions on subjects including reducing carbon emissions, food waste, reducing waste, increasing recycling and reuse. The consultation responses will then be reviewed, and an amended strategy will be presented for final approval to the Devon Authorities Strategic Waste Committee (DASWC) and individual councils this summer, with the intention to publish the final strategy at the end of the year.

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