News, views and articles about Resource Futures and our role in developing the circular economy.
Independent sustainable resource management consultancy, Resource Futures, has opened a new office in Scotland with the appointment of Allan Sandilands. Allan joins as senior consultant with over 11 years’ experience in the construction, consultancy and non-profit sectors.read more
The next generation of green leaders are gathering in Brighton & Hove next week (Wednesday 12 October 2016 from 09:30 – 14:45), as youngsters from local schools gather for their own Eco Conference.read more
In 2007, the nation was shown how “it’s not easy being green” in a Channel 4 TV programme fronted by Dick Strawbridge. A year before, Resource Futures was officially formed with Network Recycling, The Recycling Consortium and SWAP merging. Read more on CIWM Online Journal.read more
In 2015 Resource Futures delivered the national municipal waste analysis in Wales for WRAP and the Welsh Government. This was the first time a comprehensive study had been commissioned within the UK to include all the Local Authorities in one nation. The aim was to capture data on significant waste streams and deliver robust data sets for Wales as a whole as well as individual local authorities. This was achieved over two seasonal phases through the analysis of kerbside collected refuse and food waste in every Welsh authority, and commingled recycling where appropriate. Other waste streams such as HWRC residual waste, trade waste and litter were also incorporated into the analysis to give a full picture of waste in Wales.read more
From MRW: Research unveiled by WRAP Cymru this summer indicated that a quarter of residual waste from household collections in Wales is composed of food while a further quarter contains material that could be recycled. It also found that 17% of WEEE and 50% of clothing and textiles were sent to landfill. Agnes Chruszcz, senior consultant at Resource Futures, explains how the research work was undertaken. Read the full article in MRW.read more
A new ‘How to’ guide on re-use procurement at Household Waste Recycling Sites for local authorities is now available. Delivered by our team on behalf of WRAP and Defra, the re-use guide offers advice on procurement options, benefits and critical success factors.read more
Resource Futures’ chief executive, Sam Reeve, looks at the role of the household waste recycling centre in today’s waste and resource management economy – it’s come a long way from being the “local tip” and has an important role to play in reuse and educating the public too… Read more.read more