Here are some of our projects, which demonstrate how we assimilate resource data, support our clients to use material resources efficiently and deliver behaviour change.
Delivery of assemblies in primary schools to promote waste service changes in Stroud District and motivate children to encourage their families to participate in the improved waste service at home. The show was called “Wuff Gets Waste Wise”
“All the children really enjoyed the show and were able to tell us why they already recycle and how they can improve on this. We are going to look at more ways to recycle in school too. Thank you for your show.” “Everything about the production was excellent.” “Fantastic! Kim delivered what is actually quite tricky information in the most entertaining and fun way. I think all the adults learnt too! One of the best assemblies ever.”
Cheshire East Council (CEC) commissioned a Household Waste Recycling Centre review, which sought to examine its provision against best practice and against the Council’s Municipal Waste Management Strategy objectives. CEC commissioned Resource Futures to carry out this review to determine how the current service could be improved, in terms of economy, efficiency and effectiveness. This involved a spatial analysis of the nine sites to identify if there are an appropriate number of sites and if they are in the most appropriate locations.
The project also involved modelling the financial savings associated with a variety of operational and policy changes that officers could use as a basis for consultation with Members and the public.
Resource Futures delivered a balanced and informative report on time and on budget and responded quickly to mid review additions. Thank you for a quality report.Andrew Dunstone Waste Contracts Manager MCIWM
The education team planned and delivered an ‘Eco Summit’ for primary pupils from across Devon in May 2016. The event was funded by Ernest Cook Trust and Devon County Council and included a range of environmental workshops and activities both inside and outdoors.
The Summit was opened by well-known naturalist Nick Baker, and included opportunities for schools to network and share unique ideas for protecting and caring for the environment.
Pupils and their schools were supported to further their ideas via follow-up visits by the education team after the Eco Summit.
“Thanks for a brilliant and inspiring day.” “Everything was fantastic – a good mix of workshops.”Quotes from teachers who attended the Eco Summit
The Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) brings together the UK clothing industry to work towards sector wide commitments to reduce the carbon, water and waste footprint of UK clothing, across its lifecycle, by 2020.
Since 2013, Resource Futures has worked as part of a consortium, led by MADE-BY, to encourage retailers and clothing recyclers to take an active role in promoting the SCAP 2020 commitment. Resource Futures provides a technical package of support to SCAP signatories which covers waste, water and carbon footprinting, training and business support for clothing collectors, charities, retailers, brands and recyclers. MADE-BY, Resource Futures and other consortium partners, have recently been awarded the contract to provide this support until 2017.
Resource Futures was commissioned by WRAP to redevelop their Household Waste Prevention Toolkit (HWPT) into an information hub to help support local authorities to develop waste prevention plans. The existing toolkit had become outdated and was in need of a comprehensive content review and extended overhaul.
Responding to the requirement, Resource Futures sourced new content, updated existing content and developed a Household Waste Prevention Resource Hub to replace the existing HWPT. The Hub was developed in conjunction with Symphony Online between January and March 2015 with the final version going live in May 2015. The resulting Hub provides an efficient and engaging resource for local authorities to source the latest information, guidance and tools on waste prevention.
“The team were extremely professional in their approach to the project offering engagement and consultation with all the relevant parties throughout. Moreover, the work was delivered in a short timescale, on-time, within budget and fully met our expectations. The resulting Hub provides a one-stop-shop for those developing household waste prevention initiatives.”Linda Crichton, WRAP
Resource Futures was commissioned by the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) to develop an Excel-based tool to collate and analyse financial data. The tool enables the WLGA to monitor spending on waste collection by all 22 unitary authorities in Wales. It is used to produce reports to Welsh Government, and helps to deliver the Waste Improvement Programme in Wales.
Resource Futures worked closely with the WLGA to develop a technical specification for a tool which met their requirements. The tool was developed using advanced Visual Basic (VBA) techniques to produce a powerful yet user-friendly tool. It automatically processes raw data from WasteDataFlow and can be used to generate customisable charts.
“We were very pleased to have worked with Resource Futures to develop the WLGA Waste Finance Data Tool. The tool allows us to import, process, validate and analyse key performance data for the 22 local authorities in Wales and, with the press of a button, produce the analysis required for the annual financial reports for the Welsh Government’s Minister for Natural Resources. Resource Futures were very professional in their approach, ensuring that our requirements were fully met throughout the design, development and testing of the tool.”Gwyndaf Parry, Welsh Local Government Association