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Editor: David Keighley
11th February 2016

The issue of reducing waste and increasing efficiency in the supply chain has been brought into the spotlight this week with a new report from The All-Party Parliamentary Resource Group (APSRG). The 12 recommendations within the 'Link To Link' report tackle issues such as procurement, design and manufacture, logistics, consumer behaviour, business model innovation, SMEs, end-of-life discards, metrics and data management.

But firstly, APSRG calls on government to conduct a call for evidence on the state of play in UK companies for resource efficiency and on any barriers holding them back. In addition, the report's ten case studies reveal how organisations across various business sectors have put their theories into practice.

"The UK needs to move towards a system where the entire supply chain of products moves towards the circular model," say APSRG co-chairs Barry Sherman and Peter Aldous. "The old model of make, use and dispose cannot continue."

You can read more about this topic here.

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TECHNICAL ARTICLE

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David Keighley
Editor
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