Worries about how our personal data could be stolen and used are holding back the correct and sustainable disposal of broken and unused electronics, according to a recent survey.
69 per cent of those questioned by REPIC, the UK’s largest compliance scheme for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), admitted to having concerns about their personal data being breached, with a third saying that they were more likely to keep hold of old electricals as a consequence.
A route map to turn London into one of the world’s most resource efficient cities has been launched by LWARB, calling on stakeholders from local government to community groups to carry out a range of actions targeting five key areas including food waste and plastics.
The government should establish a national food waste reduction target, with retailers forced to publish figures on their food waste, after a voluntary approach has proved ‘inadequate’, says Parliament’s EFRA Committee.
Litterers could be fined up to £150 and councils stopped from charging householders for disposing DIY household waste at recycling centres as part of the government’s new and long-anticipated litter strategy for England.
With European guidance still going through the bureaucratic process and national policy seemingly well down the pecking order, local and regional authorities can take the reins and steer their areas into a more circular way of living.