How can companies promote resource recovery in the UK?

Resource Recovery from Waste (RRfW) wants to hear views from companies and professional bodies as to how they see the future of resource recovery in the UK.

A high value circular economy has the potential to deliver clean growth, a better environment and social benefits. RRfW has been working closely with our partners in government and business to try and realise this potential (read more about the programme’s strategy in our recent blog).

RRfW is looking to co-produce a vision for resource recovery as part of a circular economy and develop an approach to realise it together with industry, government and academia. Building on an industry focused workshop held in December 2016, we have now launched a survey to clarify and consolidate the preliminary results. In particular, we are interested in:

  1. What the future waste and resource management landscape should look like.
  2. Key drivers and barriers for resource recovery and circular economy.
  3. Actions needed from industry, government, and academia to increase resource recovery.

The survey is designed to capture perspectives from companies and professional bodies in order to demonstrate how radical change in waste and resource management in the UK can be delivered. Responses are sought from companies active in sectors such as “traditional” waste management and reprocessing, extractive industries, manufacturing, bioenergy as well as those working in consultancy, insurance, investment and others.

The results will add to government advice such as for the Resource and Waste Strategy and the National Infrastructure Plan; recommend how industry can adopt more resource efficient, circular economy practices; and shape academic research to ensure practical relevance. We will share the outcomes via professional publications and a policy briefing.

Participation is anonymous and the survey takes 12-15 minutes to complete. The survey will be open until 20 April 2018. Any questions or comments can be directed to Anne Velenturf.

Go to the survey.

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Written by A Velenturf

Programme Co-ordination for the Resource Recovery from Waste Programme