How Can Local Authorities Help Manage The Circular Economy?
Local authorities are key to pushing forward the circular economy and changing the way we see waste. But so often a lack of knowledge, piecemeal recycling and reuse programmes, and misaligned incentives prevent genuine moves to embed circular economy principles. Increasingly local communities are taking the lead, forming reuse and repair groups and rethinking the traditional linear waste structure. How can we both harness this new energy and push local authorities to step up on the circular economy?
Jo Confino speaks to Janet Gunter, co-founder of Restart, Dustin Benton, head of resource stewardship at the Green Alliance and Estelle Brachlianoff senior executive vice-president of Veolia UK and Ireland about how to solve these local challenges.