News, views and articles about Resource Futures and our role in developing the circular economy.
From MRW: Research unveiled by WRAP Cymru this summer indicated that a quarter of residual waste from household collections in Wales is composed of food while a further quarter contains material that could be recycled. It also found that 17% of WEEE and 50% of clothing and textiles were sent to landfill. Agnes Chruszcz, senior consultant at Resource Futures, explains how the research work was undertaken. Read the full article in MRW.read more
A new ‘How to’ guide on re-use procurement at Household Waste Recycling Sites for local authorities is now available. Delivered by our team on behalf of WRAP and Defra, the re-use guide offers advice on procurement options, benefits and critical success factors.read more
Resource Futures’ chief executive, Sam Reeve, looks at the role of the household waste recycling centre in today’s waste and resource management economy – it’s come a long way from being the “local tip” and has an important role to play in reuse and educating the public too… Read more.read more
Sam Reeve, Resource Futures’ CEO, opened the 2016 National Civic Amenity Site Conference with a rallying call to industry to use Civic Amenity (CA) sites to protect and improve recycling rates. His speech comes at a time when performance at CA sites is under scrutiny by local authorities and waste contractors alike as budgets continue to be stretched.read more
Primary school children from across Devon took part in their first Eco-Summit at Hannah’s on Wednesday 18th May to share their experiences of environmental learning for a better world.read more
New research from food waste prevention experts, WRAP, estimates that 1.9 million tonnes* of food is wasted in the UK grocery supply chain every year. However, 0.7 million tonnes of material, which could have become waste, is either being redistributed to people (47,000 tonnes; the equivalent of 90 million meals a year) or diverted to animal feed. Looking ahead, action to increase prevention of food waste could save businesses £300 million a year.read more
Yesterday’s launch of WRAP’s new Courtauld Commitment, called Courtauld 2025, sees renewed vigour in moving the UK towards a resource efficient economy. Focused on the food and drink industry, the voluntary agreement seeks to achieve 20% reduction in food and drink waste arisings and £20 billion in cumulative savings through targeting hot spots of resource use and improving efficiencies from ‘farm to fork’.read more