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Knowsley backs ‘Zero Waste’ plans

by Cathy Sheel

Knowsley’s Cabinet has reaffirmed its commitment to combating climate change by backing Liverpool City Region Zero Waste 2040 Strategic Framework.

In January 2020, Knowsley Council declared a Climate Emergency and a target was set of “Net Zero” carbon emissions from the Council’s estate and services by 2040. This led to the development of the council’s Climate Emergency Action Plan, which included a commitment to reduce carbon emissions from Knowsley’s waste collection and processing services.

In May 2021, the Liverpool City Region Strategic Waste Management Partnership was re-established with the shared purpose of addressing the waste management issues facing the City Region. The partnership has developed the Zero Waste 2040 Strategic Framework which will see City Region local authorities working together to meet the zero waste 2040 target and provide a single voice on all zero waste matters.