Cuts to the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) will be a huge blow to the agency said Liberal Democrat Shadow Environment Secretary Steve Webb.
WRAP has just issued 31 compulsory redundancy notices to staff and budget cuts initiated by the Government could increase from 25% to 30%.
Speaking to MRW, Steve Webb said: The cuts to WRAP will of course be a huge blow and are out of step with the Governments intention to solve the landfill problem.
"This would appear to us another example of the Prime Ministers downgrading of the importance of climate change and other environmental issues. Recycling in particular is one of the most obvious ways householders feel they can contribute and for most people it is easy for them to make that change to introduce recycling into their lives. Substantial cuts to WRAP show the Government is not leading by example.
Image: Lib Dem shadow environment secretary Steve Webb MP