Banning landfill and providing better collection systems and reprocessing infrastructure would have huge benefits for the UK. Our latest infographic shows how keeping five key waste materials out of landfill and recycling, remanufacturing and reusing the resources instead would support 47,500 new, skilled jobs, save £3.8 billion and cut CO2 emissions equivalent to the annual emissions from 2.7 million homes.
Our analysis shows that food and energy prices have risen faster than other prices in the past ten years. If they'd kept pace with other prices, the average household could have saved over £1,000 on its food and household energy bills in 2012. The only reliable way to protect the UK economy against future resource price shocks is by better management of resources. See our infographic and the presentation on YouTube by our chief economist.
Europe's leaders are negotiating the EU's 2030 climate and energy targets which will have an important impact on the UK's future energy system.
Our briefing, produced with Christian Aid, Greenpeace, RSPB and WWF, shows that government opposition to an EU2030 renewable energy is unfounded.
The implications of a European 2030 renewable energy target for the UK, January 2014
See also:What has EU climate and energy policy done for the UK?Getting EU climate and energy policy on track
The latest edition of our journal Inside Track focuses on the concept of the circular economy, with expert commentary from business and other stakeholders.The features look at how it can be made to work in practice and its resource security and business benefits. Dan Rogerson MP describes how Defra is acting to support the shift to a more circular economy in the UK.
Inside Track 33: Resource resilient UK
Poor home energy efficiency is a major cause of the cost of living crisis, but politicians are failing to act. Our report outlines the steps government should take to reduce energy bills. In response, seven leading consumer, industry and green groups have called for a national energy efficiency programme.
Seven steps to reducing energy billsNews release 28 November 2013
In the final of the three collections published under our Green Roots programme, conservative thinkers and independent experts set out their perspectives on how the market can deliver solutions to resource and environmental challenges.
Green conservatism: protecting the environment through open markets
News release 27 September 2013
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How retailers can help the UK get more circular – and profit from it by Jonny Hazel
More jobs, less carbon: why we need landfill bans by Dustin Benton
David Cameron’s EU performance tomorrow is more important to the UK’s future than the Budget by Matthew Spencer
Three ways green policy can reassure voters at the next election by Matthew Spencer
Why don’t economists care more about rising resource prices? by Julian Morgan
The case for urbanism: reminding Labour what it stood for by Shaun Spiers
Business Green: How retailers can help the UK get more circular - and profit from it
Financial Times: Criticism of energy groups overshadows good news in sector
YouTube: Julian Morgan's presentation of "The great resource price shock"
Blue&Green: ‘Landfill ban’ would boost jobs and economy, Green Alliance says
Herald Scotland:Landfill move 'could create 47,500 jobs'
Business Green: David Cameron's EU performance tomorrow is more important to the UK's future than the Budget
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