No Time To Waste


On Tuesday 4 March 2014 Keep Britain Tidy launched No Time to Waste, the charity’s first ever report focusing on ending waste and managing resources within environmental limits.

Since Keep Britain Tidy merged with the charity Waste Watch in 2011, we have been increasingly working on waste and natural resource challenges. The UN recently estimated that global consumption of natural resources will almost triple by 2050 unless nations take ambitious steps to reduce consumption. Keep Britain Tidy believe this is possible and No Time to Waste will outline our thinking on what needs to be addressed and how.

No Time to Waste provides a clear narrative of the resource and waste challenges facing the UK and globally and six solutions we believe that government, businesses and people need to work together on to become more resourceful.

Andy Walker from Keep Britain Tidy said, “Whilst our reputation for litter is built on our belief that where we live matters, our passion to tackle wasteful behaviour is born of our belief that how we live matters even more. Clear evidence shows that we are living beyond our means on a planet, using resources we will never be able to replace. We, governments, businesses and people urgently need to change our ways to stop being wasteful and shift as a nation to become resourceful. Our new report No Time to Waste offers our first contribution as a charity to this debate.”

Keep Britain Tidy will be on stand R2860 at the forthcoming three-day Resource event at the Excel Centre, London, talking about No Time to Waste and will launch the report officially from 11am-12pm on Tuesday 4 March 2014 in the Speed Networking Zone.

You can download 'No Time to Waste' discussion paper here.