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Creating a Sustainable World

Enabling positive management of material resources

We are waste and resources experts. Working with business, governments, local authorities and communities to minimise the impact of production and consumption through reduction, reuse, recycling and circular business models.

Our Services

Behaviour Change

Realising our vision to create a sustainable world is inextricably linked to achieving significant and lasting behaviour change


From carbon footprinting to life cycle analysis, our niche service is proven to help clients understand and strengthen their business case

Circular Economy

We help businesses prevent waste and keep materials in use longer, supporting your transition to circular products and business models.

Community Impact

Environmental challenges require collaboration and innovation at a local level. We empower people to improve their communities and quality of life.

Data and Tools

Data-driven decision-making is at the heart of any successful strategy. We’ll help you draw valuable insight from data and put it to use.


With 30-years’ heritage in waste and resources, our track record is one of working with government and industry to affect policy development.

Waste Strategy

We are the modelling and service change experts, developing effective waste management strategies for local authorities.

How do we help clients be more sustainable?

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Our Impact

Our focus has always been the impact of our work on people and the planet.

We produce an impact report every year as part of our commitment to being a B Corp.

This year’s report is a celebration of the positive impact of our 2022-23 project delivery and business operations.

Read all about our impact highlights, how we are working with our clients to create a sustainable world, and our priority areas for 2023-24.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a sustainable world.
A world where we meet the needs of the present without compromising our future.

Our Approach

We seek to change the way resources are used.
Addressing challenging environmental problems to create lasting value for society.



Policy research identifies enablers for circular economy

Resource Futures was commissioned by Defra to investigate opportunities arising from potential amendments to retained EU law.


Defra appoints Resource Futures to help tackle littering, fly-tipping and dog fouling

Resources Futures has been contracted by Defra to explore the use and effectiveness of enforcement against littering, fly-tipping and dog fouling offences.


Technical support pilot to improve national plastic waste reporting

Resource Futures is working with the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions to pilot tools for environmentally sound management of plastic waste in more than 19 countries.


How we go beyond for our people

Caroline Beardkins, HR Manager at Resource Futures, explains how we are uniquely positioned to ‘go beyond’ for our people, to help them grow and thrive.

Our Work

Monitoring householder participation in the FPF FlexCollect project

The FPF FlexCollect project team commissioned Resource Futures to carry out participation monitoring in three areas where new flexible plastic collections are being trialled under the pioneering FPF FlexCollect programme. The FPF FlexCollect project is trialling new kerbside collections for flexible plastics and nine collection pilots are planned in different areas between 2022-2025. It’s funded …

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Establishing carbon impacts for disabled children charity

Since 2018, we have provided continuous circularity support to the charity Newlife, with a focus on establishing robust carbon footprint metrics and modelling. Newlife provides life-changing and life-saving equipment to disabled and terminally ill children. Through its retail shops and online sales platform, Newlife receives surplus stock and returns from major retailers and re-sells clothing, …

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