Zero waste zones announced
Six places across England have been chosen to be the country's first "Zero Waste Places" in a scheme launched by Government.
Ranging from a residential street to an entire region, these six places will go as far as possible to reduce the environmental impact of waste in homes, workplaces and in the community.
Environment Minister Jane Kennedy said: “Across England, we are seeing communities come together with innovative ideas and a shared determination to tackle waste locally.
“These six zero waste places will test what can be done to make it easier for people and businesses to change the way they view and deal with waste.”
The six places are:
The Zero Waste Places scheme will be run for Defra by the BREW Centre for Local Authorities, a body which provides support to local authorities in encouraging business communities to reduce their impact on the environment.
Susan Kent, BREW Centre Manager, said: “These places will go as far as possible to reduce, reuse and recycle all types of waste whether it’s from a home, a school or business.
“We are really looking forward to working with the six places, and seeing how their approaches can change our behaviour towards waste.”