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2004 consigned to the recycling bin as DEFRA looks to the future

By Greg PitcherThe Government has ended 2004 with a series of announcements on how waste will be dealt with in the new year and beyond.The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) published its strategy for the next five years.Environment Minister Elliot Morley then revealed two measures to lessen the 2005/6 spending burden on local authorities.A three-year Waste Performance and Efficiency Grant of £260 million was announced ...