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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

Analysis of kerbside-collected plastic films from trials in Wales

Plastic film is currently difficult to recycle in the UK. In 2021, WRAP Cymru undertook a 12-week trial targeting post-consumer plastic films to understand the viability, costs, and impact of offering households a kerbside film collection. The trial included 23,000 households from across Blaenau Gwent and Merthyr Tydfil. Collected material was sent to UK plastic …

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The carbon impact case for increasing reuse and remanufacturing of leftover paint

When the British Coatings Federation (BCF) developed the Resource Efficiency Action Plan for decorative paint in 2015, it was estimated only 2% of leftover paint in the UK was recycled or remanufactured. The 98% that is landfilled or incinerated is seen as a major environmental issue for the industry that must be tackled. The BCF’s …

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