The challenge of how to deal with waste effectively and move towards a more sustainable, circular economy is a key work stream for the REA – and it is our members that are enabling this important transition.


See the resources and news sections below for our latest work in this area.

Related Resources


Feb 2, 2023

Plastic waste inquiry

Government responds to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s report ‘The price of plastic: ending the toll of plastic’ waste’.


Jan 20, 2023

Deposit Return Scheme

Defra have published details on the Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers including information on materials and implementation dates.


Jan 16, 2023

REA Members Briefing – Rt. Hon Chris Skidmore Review of Net Zero, “Mission Zero”

Members Briefing on the Net Zero Review