Prime Minister Theresa May announced the plans today (23 January) which are designed to boost the post-Brexit UK economy.
Signalling more government intervention, the prime minister said: “Underpinning this strategy is a new approach to government, not just stepping back and leaving business to get on with the job, but stepping up to a new, active role that backs business and ensures more people in all corners of the country share in the benefits of its success.”
“This active government will build on Britain’s strategic strengths and tackle our underlying weaknesses, like low productivity.”
Jacob Hayler, executive director of the ESA, the voice for the UK’s resource and waste management industry, said: “ESA welcomes today’s Green Paper on a new industrial strategy and in particular the Government’s recognition of the role which resource efficiency can play in improving productivity and growth in the UK economy.
“We look forward to working with Government both on this strategy and on Defra’s 25 Year Environmental Plan, to introduce policies which promote sustainable markets for secondary raw materials and which encourage investment in much-needed infrastructure to improve the way the UK’s wastes are turned into productive resources and energy.”
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