A waste and resources evidence programme to help deliver the Government’s ambitious waste policies has been outlined by Defra. TheWaste and Resources Evidence Strategy 2007-2011 summarises the key areas where research will be commissioned and evidence sought over the next few years.

The programme will inform delivery of the Government’s Waste Strategy for England 2007, published in May, which set out priorities on waste prevention, minimisation, recycling, recovery, and energy production.
This is the second Defra waste and resources research programme. Since its inception in 2004 over 80 projects have been commissioned, with a budget of up to £5m a year.  Professor David C Wilson chairs the Waste and Resources Research Advisory Group, which advises Defra on the programme.