Its proposals have drawn support from major industry figures.
Hubbub said in A Greenprint for a Better Britain that the pandemic had created an opportunity to develop sustainable jobs, protect the environment and improve resilience to future shocks. Its recommendations include:
- All major retailers to independently measure and report annual food waste levels
- A car scrappage scheme with incentives and charging hubs for electric vehicles
- A minimum threshold for fashion retailers to invest in research and development for textile recycling by a levy on every item of unrecyclable clothing sold
- National standards and guidance for local authorities to provide well-marked litter and recycling facilities in green locations
- Mandatory environmental requirements for new housing developments
Adam Read, external affairs director for Suez Recycling and Recovery UK, said the proposals including the single-use clothes levy were “changes which will make a considerable difference in moving towards a sustainable future for the UK, and are activities that we are already progressing with our supply chains”.
Environmental Services Association executive director Jacob Hayler said: “The global pandemic has radically and rapidly changed the way many of us live our daily lives, but we also have the opportunity to make 2020 a positive turning point towards a greener Britain.
“That is why [we support] the policy asks set out in Hubbub’s Greenprint for a Better Britain which, if adopted, will foster a greater sense of community and help us all to live, travel, eat and dress more sustainably.”Orginal Source