February 2015

James Fulford backs Incremental Approach to Waste Partnership

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James Fulford, Director at Eunomia, spoke at yesterday’s London Conference, organised by EMG and the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB).

James talked about how local authorities in London might work together to deliver better services for residents, whilst improving recycling rates and saving money. Contributing to a session on the development of a common approach to service design and management, James discussed the difficulties of adopting a ‘big bang’ approach to change and the very many things that might be done by local authorities working in partnership in London through an incremental approach.

James explained:

“There are dozens of different local authority organisations, each with their own organisational and political priorities. Only by working with the grain will it be possible to start to achieve the very considerable gains that are possible.”

Other speakers within this session discussed how a common approach to service design and management might be practical and even desirable.

The aim of the conference, on Thursday 12th February, was to look at the future of waste and recycling in the capital. The event was divided into four sessions chaired by Steve Eminton, Editor of letsrecycle.com, and John Woodruff, Head of Waste Services at London Borough of Bromley. The event discussed the common challenges in improving recycling in urban areas including communicating to a changing demographic, recycling in flats and addressing the opportunities of moving to a circular economy.

For further details of the event, please click here.