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Current Research & Publications


There is a huge amount of policy, research, and information available online around zero waste, circular economy and climate action.

We have identified just a few sources below, including key agreements, plans and strategies that influence LCR zero waste action. We will keep sources updated and add more links as we find them.

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority Climate Action Plan The Plan details how the Authority will take climate measures in the short and long-term supported by actionable targets. Visit link
Liverpool City Region Year One Climate Action Plan– The Plan creates a framework to set the foundation for actions to achieve the City Region climate and sustainability goals. Visit link
Liverpool City Region: Waste Composition Analysis 2021/22 – A piece of work which helps us to better understand the types of waste that are being recycled and thrown away by local residents.Visit link
Resources and Waste Strategy for England – The Strategy sets out measures to preserve material resources by minimising waste, promoting resource efficiency and moving towards a circular economy. Visit link
25 Year Environment Plan – The Plan sets out what Government will do to improve the environment within a generation. Visit link
Clean Growth Strategy – The Strategy aims to provide a blueprint for Britain’s low carbon future.Visit link
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a leading independent organisation publishing reports on accelerating the transition to a circular economy. Visit link
The Green Alliance is an independent thinktank which engages Government and publishes reports on the development of improved environmental policies. Visit link
UN Sustainable Development Goals – The 17 SDGs were adopted by all UN member states in 2015 and provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. Visit link
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – Signed at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 it provides the basis for international action on tackling climate change and limiting global heating. Visit link
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment report – The 2021 report identified that global heating is affecting every region on Earth and decisive action is required to avert a climate catastrophe. Visit link
UN Convention on Biodiversity – Also signed at the 1992 Earth Summit, this convention is dedicated to promoting sustainable development and safeguarding natural resources. Visit link