Last edited 20 Dec 2021

Waste management plan for England


[edit] Introduction

The Waste Management Plan for England is intended to encourage sustainable management of waste. The plan analyses waste management strategies and summarises how the objectives of Article 28 of the European Union’s revised Waste Framework Directive 2008 will be implemented.

The Waste Management Plan for England sits alongside Planning Policy Statement 10: Planning for Sustainable Waste Management which is being updated following public consultation.

[edit] Background and legislation

The Waste Management Plan for England was published in 2013 and supersedes the Waste Management Strategy for England 2007. The 2013 plan did not introduce new waste management measures or policies, but instead collated the findings of the government’s review of waste policy and the previous policies into one national plan.

It was developed in response to Article 28 of the EU’s revised Waste Framework Directive 2008, and must ,’set out an analysis of the current waste management situation in the geographical entity concerned, as well as the measures to be taken to improve environmentally sound preparing for reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal of waste and an evaluation of how the plan will support the implementation of the objectives and provisions of this Directive’.

In addition, the plan helps meet the requirements of Schedule 1 of the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011.

[edit] Waste covered by the plan

The Waste Framework Directive defines waste as ‘any substance or object which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard’. Broadly, this includes:

[edit] Objectives and scope of the plan

The contents of the plan have been informed by the mandatory requirements of Article 28 of the Waste Framework Directive 2008 and the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011. This includes:

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