News, views and articles about Resource Futures and our role in developing the circular economy.
As featured in CIWM journal: Are the cracks starting to show at the UK’s Household Waste Recycling Centres? Recent statistics have shown a drop in recycling rates, but there are ways to stop the ‘slump’.read more
As part of its on-going business development activities, Resource Futures has opened a new office in London. The strategic move sees Operations Director, Sam Reeve, head up the London branch for the independent environmental consultancy and means that the company can provide a more responsive service for its clients based in the South East.read more
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has released guidance for operators of materials recovery facilities (MRFs) to help them comply with the sampling requirements in the new MRF Regulations (also know as the Code of Practice (MRF CoP).read more
Targeted effective communication campaigns can help get recycling rates moving again. Resource Futures chair Philip Ward discusses the current barriers to recycling and how England can overcome them.read more
Independent environmental consultancy Resource Futures played an active part in the Resource 2014 conference and exhibition, which was held at ExCeL London on 3 – 5 March, and from the positive response to its presence from delegates, exhibitors and organisers alike, has hailed the event a success.read more
Defra (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs), the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on environmental, food and rural issues, has just published work, carried out by Resource Futures, to update the national estimates for the composition of waste collected by local authorities.read more
The report published by WRAP, ‘Furniture mass and product flow data to inform re-use market development in the UK’ provides a robust picture of current mass and product flows across the UK for different types of furniture, from new product supply through to disposal via business and domestic waste streams. The purpose is to inform stakeholders about the contribution of re-use within the UK furniture market. The Resource Futures report – Bulky Waste Composition Review written for WRAP available at www.wrap.org.uk/bulkywaste was shared with Oakdene Hollins, the report author, to significantly inform this work.read more