Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
The packaging industry has warned that potential plastic bottle deposit schemes could threaten the investment made by local authorities in infrastructure and collection services.
Speaking at a recent ‘Future of Waste’ event in London, Paul Vanston, chief executive of packaging research body INCPEN, said that many local authorities had spent large amounts of time and money on infrastructure, energy from waste, recycling investments and collections services, before suggesting that incentives would deter people from using their council recycling schemes, undermining finances for councils in the process.
In April, the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) also warned that a ‘deposit return’ style incentive scheme for plastic bottles could make council recycling services less efficient.
Sarah Hughes, chief executive of the Centre for Mental Health, looks at mental health in the workplace and how to work towards long-term change