CIWM’s chief executive has called for clarification as to whether, when and how infrastructure needs of the waste and resources industry will be considered through the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC).
The call follows the appointment of Lord Adonis (pictured) at the head of the Commission.
“CIWM has long supported the call for infrastructure and services planning in this sector – needed to deliver a more “circular” resources economy – to be done at a larger-than-local scale,” CIWM’s chief executive, Steve Lee, said.
“Many infrastructure decisions in this industry are significant at a regional and even national level.
“We have noted previously that the objectives for the NIC have included making the UK ‘the most resource efficient economy in the world’ including: recycling, energy; and water & waste.
“We note, today, that early priorities for the NIC will be transport-related and updating the energy network. We therefore need early clarification as to whether, when and how infrastructure needs of this industry will be considered through the NIC.”