Resource and waste modelling

In the field of resource efficiency and waste management, technical models help assess the impacts of existing regimes or technologies, or investigate potential impacts of future policy decisions, to confirm no adverse or unexpected side effects. Ricardo Energy & Environment’s experts provide a comprehensive range of such modelling services.

Service Reviews and Benchmarking

Making financial savings through more effective budgetary management and increasing efficiency in service provision, especially in public facing operations like waste management, are part of the overall challenge facing LAs. Ricardo Energy & Environment monitors and benchmarks performance, and prepares operational action plans to help deliver improvements. Such reviews can be performed throughout the contract cycle, but are particularly valuable when a contract is coming up for review. Read more...

TEEP Assessment

The Waste (England and Wales) Regulations require that, as from 1 January 2015, waste collection organisations must collect waste paper, metal, plastic and glass separately, where it is technically, environmentally and economically practicable (TEEP), and appropriate to meet ‘the necessary quality standards for the relevant recycling sectors’. Our TEEP Assessment services are underpinned by our service review and benchmarking expertise and a robust waste collections model and TEEP assessment Tool. Read more…

Waste Sector Carbon Tool

One particular aspect of Service Reviews is the assessment of a service’s carbon footprinting. The collection of the necessary data and its combination with the latest relevant emission factors can be a complex task. Ricardo Energy & Environment’s bespoke carbon tool allows councils not only to evaluate their current performance, but also to test possible future interventions, to understand where their best saving opportunities may lie. Read more...

Waste Market Research

Activities such as developing a new waste management facility, bidding for a major processing contract and developing a local waste strategy all benefit from a thorough understanding of waste, energy and logistic landscapes. Ricardo Energy & Environment uses its FALCON (Facilities, Arisings, Locations, Contracts) software to inform market research projects that deliver the details clients need to make critical business decisions. Read more...

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

LCA is an established method for assessing the environmental (and sometimes social) impacts of a product, service, business, policy or process. Many of our clients opt for a high-level scoping LCA initially, and then use the findings to drive and focus follow up investigations. Read more...

WRATE

The Waste and Resources Assessment Tool for the Environment (WRATE) is the UK’s principal tool for modelling the carbon and environmental impact of waste management services. Ricardo Energy & Environment has the foremost team of WRATE practitioners in the UK, offering an unsurpassed track record of experience and an appreciation of the real world in terms of process performance. Read more...

Other Modelling Services

Ricardo Energy & Environment performs a variety of other modelling services for clients, including waste flow modelling, cost-benefit analysis, multi-criteria analysis and marginal abatement curves. We calculate the UK’s annual emissions inventory, so no task is too large.


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