Save a Crust workshops launched to help households make the most of their loaves
Across London, 254 million bread crusts are likely to be binned each year as one in four people say they overlook the end slices of loaves. That’s the equivalent of just under 13 million loaves of bread – or over £13 million1 – being thrown away in crusts alone. On average, a household that avoids crusts throws away the equivalent of one and a quarter full loaves of bread a year, according to new research2 released today by North London Waste Authority (NLWA).
An Opportunity to Seize – NLWA Calls for Government to Drive Polluter Pays Principle in Waste Consultations
North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is urging engagement in four government consultations to ensure the long-term potential for extending producer responsibility and putting consumers at the heart of the recycling agenda is not missed.
The proposals launched for consultation today (18 February) include extending producer responsibility for packaging by reforming the packaging regulations , introducing a deposit return scheme (DRS) on drinks containers, introducing more consistency in household recycling arrangements, and placing a tax on plastics that don’t contain a minimum amount of recycled content.
Local authority officers know better than anyone that plastic is a big concern for many residents. Those same residents want explanations to be simpler and clearer. North London Waste Authority (NLWA) is leading the way on supporting local authority officers to tackle this issue; the UK’s second largest waste disposal authority is launching a range of innovative knowledge-sharing opportunities to help council officers give residents confidence in their local services and empower consumers to make better choices.
Today (22 January 2019) marks the start of construction for the North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP) in Edmonton. North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has entered into a contract with Buckingham Group Contracting Limited who will prepare the site in advance of construction of a replacement Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) for the existing Energy from Waste (EfW) facility.
Cllr Clyde Loakes, Chair of North London Waste Authority, has welcomed the Government’s Waste and Resources Strategy for England (published today, Tuesday 18 December 2018). The Authority serves over two million people and is the UK’s second largest waste disposal authority.
Cllr Clyde Loakes, Chair of NLWA, said: "Waste has been an issue of rising public concern over recent years, especially with the arrival of David Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet II’ series. It is therefore good news that the Government has acted on this concern and has finally published its long anticipated waste and resources strategy for England.