June 2016

Making the Case for Separate Food Waste Collections

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Eunomia Consultant Harriet Parke will be highlighting research from a Renewable Energy Association report on food waste collections at Resourcing the Future, a two-day conference, dinner and exhibition.

The partnership event organised by the Chartered Institute for Waste Management (CIWM), Environmental Services Association (ESA) and Resource Association will be held on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th June at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.

Harriet’s presentation ‘The latest REA-commissioned research on collection costs’ will focus on the savings Local Authorities and businesses can make by collecting food and other bio-waste separately.

Using research from Eunomia’s report for the REA and Olleco, The Real Economic Benefit of Separate Biowaste Collections, Harriet will discuss how improved management of food wastes could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfill, support the growing green gas industry, and help the UK hit its 2020 recycling target.

Published in May this year, the report attracted interest from media and industry bodies who are calling for a collaborative industry effort in this area.

The UK Minister for Resource and Environmental Management, Rory Stewart OBE MP, will deliver the keynote address at Resourcing the Future which aims to generate discussions on the upcoming circular economy package and debate effective strategies for its delivery in the UK.

With the conference taking place just a week before the EU Referendum, the event will close with a debate exploring the role of the EU in environmental policy and the implications of the two outcomes for the industry.

Forward thinking manufacturers, suppliers and key decision makers in the industry can register their attendance and see the full programme here.

Eunomia’s report The Real Economic Benefit of Separate Biowaste Collections is available to read in full here.