News that six Government waste bodies will be consolidated under the Waste & Resources Action Programmehas been welcomed by some in the sector. Veolia Environmental Services regulatory affairs director Gill Weeks said: "There is a strong case for putting these different delivery bodies under WRAP's leadership and this consolidation should lead to both clearer communication and quicker delivery.
"I understand from press articles (MRW 25 March) that funding issues have yet to be determined and it is expected that this process will drive efficiencies.
However I believe it is important that we keep the focus on recovery and recycling and the new WRAP delivery body must be adequately resourced to deliver the benefits."
Sauce Consultancy director John Twitchen commented: Its a really great decision and will hopefully lead to better co-ordination and more money to make more things happen.
But some in the industry have warned that a 'one-stop-shop' could silence views that are different to WRAP's.
Consolidated WRAP in brief
The reorganised WRAP will encompass NISP, Envirowise, the Centre for Remanufacturing and Reuse, Construction Resources and Waste Platform, Action Sustainability and Business Resource Efficiency and Waste (BREW) centre for local authorities.