Poor waste data impeding circular economy

Better waste data is needed to inform and drive opportunities in resource management and the circular economy, according to an industry report.

The waste industry has been concerned for several years about the lack of comprehensive information on waste materials. Most of the data currently collected and reported is to comply with specific regulations, and there are significant gaps in several areas, including on waste prevention, reuse of materials and waste managed by sites that are exempt from environmental permits. 

Industry group RWM Ambassadors, which includes professionals from the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management, the RWM event and waste body Wrap, commissioned research to ...

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