News, views and articles about Resource Futures and our role in developing the circular economy.
New beginnings for old paint! Remanufacturing hub launched in Cambridgeshire
- Left over paint remanufactured to produce new range for social enterprises and charities
- Local MP, Steven Barclay and David Cornish, Global Sustainability Manager at AkzoNobel were on hand to officially launch the hub at CCORRN Cambridgeshire Community RePaint scheme in March
- Up to 50 million litres of paint is wasted each year in the UK
- New hub is a partnership between CCORRN, AkzoNobel, Community RePaint and Newlife Paints Ltd
- By end of 2017, four hubs are expected to be opened
Waste arisings and economic performance - are they linked?
In December 2015, Defra released UK statistics on waste. Eric Bridgwater, Principal Consultant at Resource Futures and specialist in waste data interpretation and analysis gave some thoughts on whether the increase in waste arisings is linked to economic performance.
Sam Reeve to take over as CEO of Resource Futures in April 2016
- Sam Reeve, currently Resource Futures’ Operations Director, will take over as CEO in April 2016.
- Jane Stephenson, in a long-planned move, will become the company’s Business Development Director.
- Phil Cumming (Koru Sustainability) is also appointed to the Resource Futures Board as a Non-Executive Director, with Andy Doran (Senior Manager, Sustainability and Recycling Development, Novelis Europe), who has come to the end of a four year term, standing down next March.
- Phillip Ward to continue as Chairman of the Board.
Ed Cook nabs CIWM Roger Perry award
Resource Futures Consultant, Ed Cook, has been awarded the prestigious Roger Perry award for his thesis on ‘Optimising the non-biological outputs of mechanical-biological treatment facilities’. This award goes to the best research paper by CIWM members at Masters or Doctorate level. Ed’s thesis project is a result of his Masters degree in Waste and Resource Management at Cranfield University.
Resource Futures to manage edoc contract for UK Governments
- Resource Futures, an environmental consultancy business, is playing a significant role in the continued development of the edoc system
- edoc has introduced a flexible electronic system for tracking waste
- A free-to-use service for business and organisations that provides a record of regulatory duty of care compliance
- Resource Futures will administer and manage edoc’s development throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on behalf of the four Governments
From MRW: Get clever with data to boost recycling rates
Last month, Defra published the latest data for local authority collected waste and recycling in England, covering the period July to September 2014.
This data provides the best barometer of England’s progress towards EU targets. Seemingly stalled recycling rates, coupled with volumes of residual waste on the rise, makes for interesting and perhaps unsettling reading.
Jane Stephenson recognised for commitment to a greener Bristol
Friday 17th July saw the opening of the new ‘You Make Bristol …’ display at M Shed, featuring Resource Futures’ very own Jane Stephenson.
Situated on M Shed’s first floor, the official launch took place at the Nature Camera Action Private View. The display celebrates some of the many people who have inspired change and helped contribute to a greener Bristol. It ties into Bristol’s role as European Green Capital and highlights the good work already achieved across the city.
It’s a golden status for Resource Futures from Bristol 2015’s Go Green business accreditation scheme
Resource Futures, one of the UK’s leading resource efficiency consultancies, has been awarded the golden ‘Prove It’ status as part of Bristol’s year as European Green Capital 2015. The accreditation has been awarded by Go Green, Bristol 2015’s official business engagement scheme which challenges companies of all sizes, to improve their sustainability and environmental performance.