Waste Reduction Report from House of Lords Select Committee

8 Sep 2008

A distinguished Committee of Lords reviewed written evidence submitted to their Consultation on Waste Reduction. They invited representatives to answer questions to help them complete their review. The report was issued on 20th August 2008.

The Committee highlight the need for Waste Reduction to be taken into account from the design stage and for 'Life Cycle Thinking' to be applied. It is vital that all stakeholders, in both the supply chain and the exploitation phase, collaborate so that product design systems can be optimised. The design aim should be to minimise the generation of waste throughout the service life rather than manage waste products - provided that this is compatible with the service requirements.

The full Waste Reduction report (128 pages) is available to the public.