This is what we do to minimise the impact of production and consumption on the environment and to engage people in communities, schools and at work to become more resource efficient.
We strive to reduce our own footprint as much as possible by aiming for exemplary practice and are accredited to the Environmental ISO 14001 Standard. See our Environmental Policy here.
Resource Futures’ Quality Management System is accredited to the ISO9001 Standard. See our Quality Policy here.
We collect and research primary data on waste materials through audits and sampling which is then analysed to provide clients with clear evidence based recommendations for their materials efficiency strategies.
Looking at single or multiple material streams produced as waste, we undertake full compositional analysis and volume assessment to understand what is being produced and where. We then model the data to produce forecast of likely arisings to guide clients in their resource and waste management strategies.
As an emerging market, we deliver comprehensive research and analysis projects to help determine market size, value and potential for waste prevention and reuse.
Recycling rates, residual waste volumes and reuse opportunities are continually evolving. We undertake root and branch reviews of collection and HWRC performance providing business cases for new rollouts and service improvements.
In the face of concerns about materials scarcity, recycled content, resource productivity and new low-resource intensity, appropriate business models are essential in a more circular economy. We provide process audits, feasibility studies and business case development on product-service alternatives and new technologies. We assess the economic, environmental and social impacts associated with product and alternative business models from cradle-to-grave and collect and analyse market information and evidence to inform strategic and tactical business decisions.
We get involved in every aspect of behaviour change quantitative and qualitative research to relating to waste prevention, reuse and recycling including face to face, on-line and telephone surveys, participation monitoring, focus groups and in-depth interviews.
We assist local authorities, waste management companies, community groups and businesses to plan and implement their waste prevention and reuse strategies and plans.. We assist in building partnerships and measuring the impact of activities and plans.
Communications are key in achieving behaviour change. From planning a full, integrated communications strategy to development of specific communications elements such as a website, advertising campaign or leaflet, we can put together the messages and methods to engage, encourage, educate and enable your audiences and achieve your goals.
Knowing who you are wanting to engage with and how to engage with them is critical to developing resource efficient behaviour. Our engagement expertise includes mapping of stakeholders and influence flows, development of key messages, identification of appropriate tactics and delivery of activities.
We have a proven track record in initiating innovative approaches to the environmental challenges facing our society and inspiring communities to improve their local area and quality of life.
We deliver project development and management, community mapping and capacity building, and partnership working and impact assessment.
We manage the awarding winning Community Action Group (CAG) project in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council and Community RePaint in partnership with AkzoNobel.
Our education expertise bridges the gap between the education curriculum and the resource efficiency of schools as buildings and organisations. This includes services on waste and energy education, sustainability in schools and carbon and resource management. We deliver long-term contracts, for example: waste education in Devon and environmental education in Brighton & Hove. We also deliver a range of short-term projects on specific waste, energy and environmental themes, for example: managing waste in secondary schools, reducing energy in Bristol schools, composting in schools and a schools energy competition in Bath and North East Somerset.