Posted by Adam Read on 2 November 2015I must apologise upfront, but this will not be the longest of my regular blogs, nor will it be jammed packed with detail, data and fact. I am a little busy right now with work and our new house, so much of my spare time is now focused on reclaim, reuse and repair, making old furniture fit our new home and recycling artwork to suit the new colour scheme etc., that’s when I am not playing football, rugby and going swimming with my 3½ year old Avengers mad son that is!
Posted by Adam Read & Nia Owen on 19 October 2015Earlier this month, we attended ‘Sardinia 2015’ – one of the world’s largest dedicated waste management research conferences. There were 700 delegates and over 1000 technical papers, workshops and meetings over 5 days in the Forte Village outside Cagliari – a fantastic place to focus the minds of the world’s leading waste and resource management researchers, academics and practitioners.
Posted by Gareth Morton, Principal Consultant, Resource and Waste Management on 13 October 2015Over the past decade, recycling levels have steadily inched upwards. However there is a major challenge facing services: the creeping, inexorably rising threat of contamination within commingled collections.
Posted by Dr Nia Owen, Principal Consultant, Resource and Waste Management on 2 October 2015Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland have all successfully introduced legislation in recent years to charge consumers for the use of single use carrier bags. From Monday 5 October a similar charge will be introduced in England.
Posted by Jamie Pitcairn - Director, Scotland on 30 September 2015The planned changes to the 14001 environmental management system have been in development for the last few years and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) launched the standard this month. This is a fundamental revision of the standard, with far greater implications for organisations than the previous revision in 2004.
Posted by Adam Read on 28 September 2015I’ve had a busy few months working with 2 new clients in the SE of England as they assess their waste management strategy and plan for their services over the next 20 years in one case, and as they assess different collection options and consider the legality, costs and suitability of these options for their changing kerbside recycling collection. And if I am being honest, I have really enjoyed getting back to the ‘basics’ of sustainable waste management – people, their habits, attitudes and behaviours!
Posted by Stephen Wise, Principal Consultant on 23 September 2015*This is my blog discussing my thoughts and opinions on issues of resource efficiency and waste management that affect me as an individual in my every day life.*
Posted by Simon Gandy on 16 September 2015At Ricardo Energy & Environment, we have just concluded a detailed project on durability for the European Commission. Anyone with an interest in the circular economy will find our results both fascinating and revealing…
Posted by Nadine Minty & Simon Gandy on 14 September 2015The circular economy can reduce household waste through community sharing and re-use. Not only could this create benefits for local authorities by reducing the amount of waste collected, but also strengthen community engagement.
Posted by Adam Read on 11 September 2015Why I love September?