Wrap, the agency responsible for tackling waste, blames government cuts for the redundancies, that come just a week after the prime minister’s pledge Theresa May launches the government’s 25-year green plan in London. Wrap is in charge of looking into eliminating single-use plastic waste and increasing recycling.
Your correspondents set out the bleak prospects for public parks (Letters, 26 December). To combat austerity, local authorities are increasingly exploiting parks as venues for exclusive, damaging, commercial events – lucrative for the local authority but against the wishes of day-to-day users. The government should impose a