The REA responded to a Treasury consultation in advance of HM Treasury’s Spring Statement, set to be delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 6 March 2024. You can read the full document here. REA’s response included three key asks for the organic sector: (1) prioritise behavioural change by funding waste recycling education, (2) ensure the government’s collections and packaging reforms are delivered, and (3) capture the benefits of a circular economy. Each was paired with financial requests and an outline of the subsequent environmental and economic benefits. If you have questions about the statement, please contact us here