In the wake of COVID-19, the new UK-EU relationship, rapid technological advancement and the climate challenge, the country has a defining opportunity to set an ambitious course for the next decade and beyond. Protecting the environment for future generations should be at the heart of any economic strategy for the UK, and is one of the key themes in the CBI’s ‘Seize the Moment’ vision for the country.
Therefore, just as the CBI and our members stand with the government on meeting the UK’s target to meet net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, we are supportive of the ambition behind the Resources and Waste Strategy (RWS) to move towards a circular economy.
The most comprehensive overhaul of the UK’s waste and recycling system in a generation
The drive towards a circular economy – where resources are used efficiently and waste kept to a minimum – presents a genuine opportunity for the UK to be a world leader in sustainability. This