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Issue 2, 2014: 7th February

News & comment on sustainable development

Preventing waste for resource efficiency

Defra's recent publication Prevention is better than cure sets out the Waste Prevention Programme for England with actions for government and others to reduce waste.

The Elliott review into our food supply networks has published its interim report, setting out the complex nature of food fraud and suggesting a systems-based approach.

The Department for Transport is seeking evidence on new green fuels. We round up other news, including a new report on the UK's total carbon footprint from 1997 to 2011.

Nick Saltmarsh, Editor -

UK Government »

Preventing waste for a more resource efficient economy »

New Waste Prevention Programme for England articulates the actions for government and others which together will move us towards reducing waste.

» From the archive: DIY sector beats waste targets

» From the archive: Hospitality and Food Service Agreement to reduce waste

Improving the integrity and assurance of Britain’s food supply networks »

The interim report of the Elliott Review sets out the complex nature of food fraud and suggests a systems-based approach to tackling food crime.

» From the archive: Government Buying Standards for food and catering

New green fuels in the spotlight »

DfT seeks evidence on the state of advanced fuel development, to understand more about the deployment potential of various fuel technologies and the help needed.

National and local news »

National round-up »

News from across the UK: the UK's carbon footprint; local authority waste management; new Scottish Forum on Natural Capital; improving air quality; sustainable transport.

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