This tool was developed by SUEZ and Anthesis Group, together with support from LARAC, Project Integra and the Kent Resource Partnership.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is currently consulting on the detail of its Resources and Waste Strategy, which was published in December 2018. The consultation documents were published on 18 February 2019 and seek views on proposals for consistent recycling collections across English local authorities; changes to the producer responsibility system for packaging waste; and the introduction of a Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers. Defra and HM Treasury are jointly also consulting on proposals for a plastic packaging tax. The consultation documents can be found here.
Using the scenarios presented in these consultation documents, the Resources and Waste Policy Impact Calculator will help local authorities to understand the impact of the proposed changes upon their particular services, and has been designed to help individual authorities respond to the various consultation documents. The outputs from the calculator include:
The Resources and Waste Policy Impact Calculator is free to use and can be accessed here.