The potential for companies to save money and reduce their impact on the environment has been highlighted in a new report from the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG).

The report contains a collection of essays from experts highlighting how supply chains could be improved to cut waste and improve resource efficiency.
Peter Aldous and Barry Sheerman, the MPs who chair the group, said: “The UK needs to move towards a system where the entire supply chain of products moves towards the circular model.

“The old model of make, use, dispose cannot continue, and this is true of all sectors in the UK, not just the environmental services and waste industries.”

84% of CEOs want government action

The report lays out 12 recommendations, including a call for the UK Government to gather evidence on the state of play of resource efficiency in UK companies to determine barriers preventing them from being resource efficient.

One of the surveys used in the report reveals that 84% of chief executives want intervention from governments and policymakers.

Contributors to the report included the University of Northampton and Royal Holloway University of London.

> Download the report