Community RePaint, run by Resource Futures, celebrated 25 years of paint recycling in 2018. The network of paint reuse schemes, which was founded in 1993 as a small pilot project in Leeds and is now solely sponsored by Dulux, has diverted over 5.5 million litres of paint from the waste stream across the UK – …Read more
12 February 2019
Jane Stephenson takes up role as Chair from April 2019 as Phillip Ward steps down as Chair after seven years in the role and David Lerpiniere now joins the Executive Team as Head of Waste, Resources and Development.
19 December 2018
In December the the Resource Futures team in Edinburgh officially settled into their new office at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), joining a host of other resident organisations such as the Sustainable Scotland Network, Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage, CarboMap, ClimateXchange, Climate Futures, and Scene Connect.
15 November 2018
A new and innovative furniture reuse cooperative in Glasgow has been recognised by the First Minister for bringing the benefits of reuse and repair to housing associations and social landlords across the city. Total Homes is just one of the projects supported by Resource Futures through Zero Waste Scotland’s Circular Economy Business Support Service.
22 October 2018
Today DEFRA announced a public consultation to gather views on the proposals to ban plastic straws, plastic stemmed cotton bud sticks and plastic drinks stirrers. Resource Futures was contracted by Defra to produce the preliminary assessment of the economic, environmental and social impacts of such a ban on plastics use. Our report forms one of the public consultation documents, alongside Defra’s impact assessments for each product based on our work.
17 October 2018
Resource Futures is proud to be a founding member of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership which has just published its annual review for 2017/18, highlighting its contribution towards a more environmentally sustainable city and celebrating the collaborative approach that Bristol is renowned for.
1 October 2018
Our Community RePaint Network is 25 years old! We celebrated during Recycle Week with a wealth of local national publicity: #RePaint25.
16 July 2018
A new report by Resource Futures for WRAP Cymru and the Welsh government sets out a road map for a transformative shift in the way Wales deals with waste, through increasing reuse, and what this could mean for the environment and economy.
14 June 2018
Improving resource efficiency and reducing the negative impacts of plastics on the environment is a complex issue and demands specific actions which recognise the wide range of contexts in which plastics are used and their life cycles, says a new report.
7 May 2018
Resource London and Peabody Housing are working in partnership to look at the barriers to recycling in purpose-built flats in dense urban areas and to find solutions.
7 February 2018
Resource London and Peabody are working in partnership to examine barriers to recycling in purpose-built flats in dense urban areas and identify solutions to improve recycling rates in the capital.
7 October 2017
Our Principal Consultant, David Lerpiniere, has recently been involved in developing the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Marine Litter Report.
7 October 2017
Our work on the Cartons Collections Guidance forms part of WRAP’s work towards greater consistency says Ed Cook, Senior Consultant at Resource Futures, a key element being that all households will be able to recycle a common set of materials.
7 May 2017
Community RePaint is delighted to announce that it has won ‘Best Community Recycling Initiative at the Awards for Excellence in Recycling & Waste Management. Organised by letsrecycle.com, The Awards for Excellence in Recycling & Waste Management recognises and rewards those striving for excellence across the waste, resource and recycling sector.
9 November 2016
Resource Futures has announced that it has become a Certified B Corp, part of a global movement to redefine success in business, joining nearly 2,000 B Corporations from more than 130 industries in 50 countries using business as a force for good.
6 April 2016
On its ten-year anniversary as an independent sustainability company, Resource Futures announces its new executive team. Sam Reeve has officially taken up the role of Chief Executive Officer from Jane Stephenson who has become Business Development Director. Supporting Sam are two newly created senior roles: Bethan Jones steps up as Head of Engagement and Communications, whilst Emma Burlow joins as Head of Resource Efficiency.