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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13 January 2021

The research study will explore options for improving the management of waste fishing and aquaculture gear that has reached end of life.

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17 November 2020

A new campaign launched in Bristol this week that gives people the power to make our city and communities stronger through food, now and into the next decade. Bristol Bites Back Better, which launches during the second week of national lockdown restrictions, highlights the central role food plays in our lives, not only during lockdown, …

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5 November 2020

E[co]work Association, Resource Futures and partners Sofies and Curry Stone Design Collaborative have won a share of the £9.3 million grant offered by Innovate UK through their ‘Global Challenge Research Fund’. This fund seeks to build market-creating innovations in lower income countries and emerging economies. The project will seek to adapt the concept of co-working …

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14 September 2020

Kate Chambers, Consultant at Resource Futures, has been appointed as a Board Trustee of the 2050 Climate Group. Since 2017, Kate has been an active volunteer with 2050 Climate Group, supporting with communications, branding and helping to grow the charity’s network. Over the past few years, she has been an integral part of the operational …

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28 May 2020

Fresh from reaccreditation as a B Corp in March, Resource Futures has released its first impact report, documenting its contributions to tackling waste and building a more resource efficient, sustainable world. With an increased impact score of 117.6, up from 104.2 in 2016, Resource Futures has stepped up its performance and broadened its commitment in …

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19 March 2020

Resource Futures is following guidance from the Government closely as we respond to this public health emergency. All staff are now working from home and we are confident that our IT systems and operations are set up to function effectively. We are supporting our staff to adapt to this new way of working. We remain …

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29 January 2020

An initiative run by Resource London in partnership with Peabody and six London Boroughs, to tackle low recycling in flats issued its final report today, underpinned by data from Resource Futures. The project billed as the most comprehensive of its kind demonstrated that the introduction of a consistent package of measures (the ‘Flats Recycling Package’) …

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3 December 2019

A network of committed groups that have spent almost two decades tackling climate change and improving their local environment are entering an exciting new era. CAG Oxfordshire (Community Action Groups Oxfordshire) was set up 18 years ago by Oxfordshire County Council and non-profit consultancy Resource Futures, who worked together to secure funding from TOE (Trust …

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4 November 2019

Resource Futures announces reorganisation of the management team in response to increased demand for its services across the globe and in the UK. The move sees David Lerpiniere take up the position of Head of Global Resources and Waste Policy, leaving his former post vacant. The business is now recruiting a new Head of Resources …

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24 October 2019

The Basel Convention Secretariat has enlisted the support of Resource Futures to support the Ghanaian government in addressing the challenges posed by plastics waste.  The initiative is funded by Norad as part of the Norwegian Development Assistance Program on Marine Litter and Microplastics. The initial phase of the project involves developing a toolkit for conducting plastics …

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27 August 2019

Department for International Trade appoints Resource Futures for UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai As construction begins on the eye-catching UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, the Department for International Trade has tasked independent environmental consultancy, Resource Futures, to lead a team to explore decommissioning possibilities. Resource Futures, with a team that includes Construction Scotland …

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5 March 2019

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 – …

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12 February 2019

Founder and former CEO, Jane Stephenson will take up the role of Chair of Resource Futures, while David Lerpiniere joins the Executive Team as Head of Waste, Resources and Development, spearheading the organisation’s work with Local Authorities and development internationally.     Jane Stephenson, who leaves her position as Business Development Director, will guide Resource Futures’ …

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19 December 2018

In December, the Resource Futures team in Edinburgh officially settled into their new office at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), situated right in the heart of the historic Old Town of Edinburgh. Resource Futures is proud to join a host of other resident organisations such as the Sustainable Scotland Network, Scottish Carbon Capture …

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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 Co-op launched its Void Clearance Service last month. The team saves furniture from house clearances which would otherwise have ended …

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22 October 2018

Resource Futures research underpins Defra public consultation on a ban on plastics straws, cotton bud sticks and drinks stirrers. 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 …

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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. We’re looking forward to working with partners on the priorities set out for …

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4 October 2018

Our Community RePaint Network is 25 years old! We celebrated during Recycle Week 2018 with a wealth of local and national publicity: #RePaint25. The Community RePaint network was formed in 1993. The potential for the network was first realised in 1992 during a pilot project in Leeds. It was called the Waste Wagon project, and …

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16 July 2018

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.

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14 June 2018

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.

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7 May 2018

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.

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7 February 2018

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.

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7 October 2017

7 October 2017
Our Principal Consultant, David Lerpiniere, has recently been involved in developing the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Marine Litter Report.

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