Resource Recovery from Waste is a collaborative research programme engaging academia, industry, government and the general public to develop knowledge and tools to reduce pressure on natural resources and create value from wastes. It was set up to deliver the environmental science needed to support a radical change in the waste management landscape. With six projects at leading UK universities, the programme is building tools to model the multiple dimensions of value whilst also developing enabling biogeochemical technologies for new supply chains.

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A strategy for valuing resources: incorporating environmental, social and economic value

Joint policy event by All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group and Resource Recovery from Waste programme, 28 November, Houses of Parliament, London As the release of Defra’s ‘Resources and Waste’ strategy draws ever closer, MPs, policy makers, academics and industry gathered…

Urgent action needed by government departments to keep circular economy on track post-Brexit

Current patterns of production and consumption are driving the twin environmental crises of resource scarcity and waste overload. This can be tackled by moving away from our current consume-and-dispose economy to a circular economy, where resources are recovered and reused…

Resource Recovery from Waste programme to coordinate a Research Topic in Frontiers journal

Deadline for manuscripts now extended to 17 December 2018. The Resource Recovery from Waste (RRfW) programme is to coordinate a Research Topic in collaboration with the Gold Open Access scientific publishing platform Frontiers and its associated family of journals. We…