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Ricardo-AEA and CIWM to examine austerity cuts

Local authorities across the UK and the Republic of Ireland have been asked to take part in a survey into the impact of austerity measures on councils’ waste, recycling and street cleansing services.

The project is being delivered by sustainability consultancy, Ricardo-AEA, on behalf of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).

The first stage is an online survey open to anyone before a second phase which will concentrate on in-depth conversations with some authorities.

Ricardo-AEA’s practice director for resource efficiency and waste management, Adam Read said: “The survey’s findings will provide a valuable insight into the impact of waste management policies and will highlight best practice for future decision-making.

“We’ve designed the survey to be simple to complete and would encourage all local authorities and partner organisations to take part in order to better understand the challenges being faced”.

The first phase of the survey will be open until 28 September and the questionnaire can be found here.

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