News, views and articles about Resource Futures and our role in developing the circular economy.
Sam Reeve, Resource Futures’ CEO, opened the 2016 National Civic Amenity Site Conference with a rallying call to industry to use Civic Amenity (CA) sites to protect and improve recycling rates. His speech comes at a time when performance at CA sites is under scrutiny by local authorities and waste contractors alike as budgets continue to be stretched.read more
Primary school children from across Devon took part in their first Eco-Summit at Hannah’s on Wednesday 18th May to share their experiences of environmental learning for a better world.read more
New research from food waste prevention experts, WRAP, estimates that 1.9 million tonnes* of food is wasted in the UK grocery supply chain every year. However, 0.7 million tonnes of material, which could have become waste, is either being redistributed to people (47,000 tonnes; the equivalent of 90 million meals a year) or diverted to animal feed. Looking ahead, action to increase prevention of food waste could save businesses £300 million a year.read more
Yesterday’s launch of WRAP’s new Courtauld Commitment, called Courtauld 2025, sees renewed vigour in moving the UK towards a resource efficient economy. Focused on the food and drink industry, the voluntary agreement seeks to achieve 20% reduction in food and drink waste arisings and £20 billion in cumulative savings through targeting hot spots of resource use and improving efficiencies from ‘farm to fork’.read more
Sam Reeve shows how a community-based network scheme is a great example of the circular economy in practice.
Reproduced by kind permission of MRW.read more
With Bristol’s year as European Green Capital behind us, momentum for greening the city received another boost with the launch of Bristol Green Capital Partnership (BGCP) new business model. The new model includes a number of leading Bristol-based organisations, like Resource Futures, who have committed to supporting the Partnership to achieve its future goals.read more
In the six months since Resource Futures took on the role managing edoc - the four governments online Waste Transfer Note system - there has been plenty of activity behind-the-scenes as Bernie Thomas explains (with commentary by CIWM).
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