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by Michael Meacher MP

MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT 
DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD & RURAL AFFAIRS  (DEFRA)* 

As Minister for the Environment I welcome the publication of  THE WASTEBOOK.  Effective waste management is very important if we are to improve our record on waste minimisation, reuse, recycling and good waste management.

One of the barriers to effective waste management is a lack of information about the organisations and groups in a particular area that can offer services to businesses, local authorities, members of the public and the voluntary sector.

THE WASTEBOOK aims to address this, and will I believe make a valuable contribution towards meeting the need for more information.  I would hope that eventually every part of the country would have its own version of THE WASTEBOOK.  I wish it every success.

*Contact details for DEFRA are in section 610 of  THE WASTEBOOK