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The latest news, research and thought leadership from the UK’s leading employee-owned sustainability consultancy.

25 January 2024

Zero Waste Scotland is looking for new circular entrepreneurs and businesses to take part in its FREE Meet the Market Programme.

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24 January 2024

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

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12 December 2023

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.

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21 September 2023

The recognition celebrates Nirmala’s proven abilities to develop global-level environmental tools and models to assess climate change and resource circularity.

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18 September 2023

Two Senior Consultants from Resource Futures – Archana Pisharody and Katie Powell – have been awarded ’35 UNDER 35’ status in the 2023 Letsrecycle.com’s 35 UNDER 35 Awards.

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22 August 2023

Bristol’s Food Redistribution Group – chaired by Resource Futures – has launched a tool to help food businesses effectively redistribute surplus food to aid those in food poverty in Bristol.

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11 August 2023

Today, we launched our 2022-23 Impact Report – a celebration of the positive impact of our project delivery and business operations. Find out how we are working with our clients to create a sustainable world, and our priority areas for 2023-24.

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18 May 2023

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

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11 May 2023

Resource Futures is to deliver a waste composition analysis for waste ‘as received’ at treatment and disposal facilities. The findings will be used as a baseline for packaging extended producer responsibility (pEPR) modelling.

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27 April 2023

Using research conducted by Resource Futures, Alupro has launched a roadmap to help the non-beverage packaging industry meet ambitious 2030 recycling targets.

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20 March 2023

Contracted by Local Partnerships, Resource Futures will provide specialist technical input for developing a carbon assessment of a traditional return-to-retail deposit return scheme (DRS) and a digital DRS.

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7 March 2023

We will research how plastic pollution contributes to flooding events, the associated human health impacts, and to what extent it is getting worse, by exploring future trends in consumer plastic usage, population growth and climate change.

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16 January 2023

Resource Futures has been contracted by Defra to conduct research into end-of-life recreational boats which, when abandoned, can lead to harmful materials, such as hazardous chemicals, litter and microplastics, spreading in the marine environment.

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30 November 2022

Together with Surfers Against Sewage, we launched a Strategic National Action Plan to align the UK with the UNEA Treaty on Plastic Pollution and put an end to plastic pollution.

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11 October 2022

WRAP has commissioned Resource Futures to conduct a second phase of tool development on the Textiles 2030 environmental footprint calculator.

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10 October 2022

Volunteer waste reduction groups across Mid Devon and Teignbridge are ‘thriving’ thanks to the Community Action Groups Devon (CAG Devon) project which has helped them more than double the amount of carbon prevented from going into the atmosphere.

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5 October 2022

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has commissioned Resource Futures to deliver a series of engagement sessions designed to introduce local community stakeholders to NLWA and identify opportunities to collaborate around the aims of the North London Waste Prevention Plan.

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19 July 2022

Research is commissioned by Zero Waste Scotland on behalf of Scottish Government will inform future policy decisions to address environmental issues of waste and plastic pollution associated with single-use cups.

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27 May 2022

Resource Futures has today published it’s third annual Impact Report, outlining the positive difference we’ve made in the last twelve months and showcasing some of the many programmes and projects we’ve delivered to tackle waste, cut consumption, and build a more sustainable world. As part of an ongoing commitment to the B Corp movement we …

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26 April 2022

Resource Futures Senior Consultant Katie Powell is this week part of a delegation from Bristol taking part in the Bloomberg Harvard Collaboration Track in New York City. The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative inspires and invests in future generations of city leaders. Since the Initiative’s founding, more than 200 students have engaged in fellowships in …

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23 March 2022

Resource Futures was contracted by the UK governments to research gear use in the UK’s fishing and aquaculture sectors and explore options to improve waste management at end-of-life to tackle marine litter from these sources. It is internationally accepted that action is needed to curb the significant amounts of waste and marine litter originating from …

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14 November 2021

Resource Futures is pleased to announce the award of a contract with Welsh government to research and evaluate if and how a Digital Deposit Return Scheme (DDRS) might be implemented in Wales, England, and Northern Ireland, and to establish the benefits of such a scheme.

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27 October 2021

The extended study will improve understanding of how much gear is used and stored, how much waste is currently generated and managed, and the opportunities to improve waste management and reduce marine litter across the whole of the UK.

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14 July 2021

Resource Futures has been named by B Lab as a ‘Best for the World™’ B Corp in the impact area of Governance. We have been ranked in the top 5% of all B Corporations in our size group worldwide for our overall mission, ethics, accountability, and transparency.

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16 June 2021

Resource Futures was privileged to contribute to achieving this Award, which resulted from the collaborative city-wide initiative called ‘Bristol Going for Gold’, led by coordinating partners Bristol Food Network, Bristol City Council, Bristol Green Capital Partnership, and Resource Futures.

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15 June 2021

The Letsrecycle.com’s 35 UNDER 35 Awards is an exciting programme that identifies the rising stars in the waste and recycling industry. Kate was nominated by Resource Futures due to her impact in the areas of circular economy, marine litter, food waste and biomaterials, particularly across Scotland, and for her work in engaging the next generation of climate activists.

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3 June 2021

The yearly report is part of an ongoing commitment to the B Corp movement to report on the impact of the business’ environmental and social performance; it is the second Impact Report released by Resource Futures.

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17 March 2021

The addition of Near InfraRed (NIR) analyser technology enables Resource Futures to provide CEFLEX and partners with in-depth knowledge of the proportions and types of different polymer combinations of multi-material plastic packaging on a large scale.

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22 February 2021

WRAP has contracted Resource Futures to support the development of its 2021 Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) Progress Report.

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19 January 2021

The research project will quantify the use of aquaculture gear in Scotland and determine how much end-of-life waste is managed.

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