Drawing on 5 years of research, RRfW has pulled together their work on recovering resources from industrial waste to highlight where changes in policy are necessary in order to promote circular economy approaches in industrial waste management.
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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.
Not all circular practices that are implemented turn out to be sustainable. This special invites contributions from authors from public, private, civil and academic backgrounds to answer the question: What is a sustainable circular economy?
Current business support guidance may be missing opportunities to engage companies with circular economy practices by assuming that business managers and owners are solely motivated by money.
“Building a circular economy” report by Green Alliance, in collaboration with Resource Recovery from Waste, calls for an urgent rethink on infrastructure for circular economy.
The RRfW programme formally concludes in September 2019, but leaves a vibrant legacy.
Resource Recovery from Waste has been working with the Office for National Statistics, Defra and BEIS to develop the government use case for the proposed National Materials Datahub.
Report released from workshop on research and innovation challenges for resource recovery and circular economy, hosted jointly by RRfW and NERC in March 2019.