Tag Archives: Waste

Funding available for civil society organisations – household reward and recognition scheme

Civil society organisations and local authorities are invited to bid for limited funding to introduce or trial new schemes that reward or recognise people or communities for adopting positive behaviours towards managing their waste, such as recycling more or producing less waste.  A support package of £500K is available for such schemes for 2011/12, and there [...]

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Consultation: revised waste framework directive

Defra has launched a consultation on how to implement the revised EU Waste Framework Directive in England and Wales, and your views are being sought. The Directive will bring together new and existing measures to promote waste prevention, recycling, and better use of resources while protecting human health and the environment. The consultation includes proposals [...]

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Defra policy update: waste review announced

The Defra Secretary of State, Caroline Spelman has announced a full review of waste policy in England.  The review will look at: the effect of waste policies on local communities and how local authorities can best work with people to make the best decisions; maximising the contribution of the waste and recycling industries to the [...]

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New business opportunities in waste and resource management.

On 16 March Hilary Benn announced a new report, entitled “Less is More: Business Opportunities in Waste and Resource Management’.  The report can be downloaded from Defra’s waste and recycling pages.  The report has been produced  jointly between Defra and the Department for Business working with the waste management sector and industry more widely. The [...]

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Budget 2010 announcements relevant to Defra and the third sector.

On the 24th March 2010, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alastair Darling, announced the Budget 2010.  The budget contrained a number of announcements relevant to the third sector.  Full details are set out on this page of the Office of the Third Sector’s website.  Key proposals include the development of a Social Investment Wholesale Bank, [...]

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How do you want the future to look?

Here is a prime opportunity for those of you who want to tell Defra what it should be doing on the environment and sustainable development, homes, shopping and eating, travel and business – you are invited to join the ‘Greener Society’ debate and share your views on what a greener future might look like. Click here to [...]

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Defra research published: Third sector and waste management

Back in November we drew your attention to a key report published by Defra on the Benefits of third sector organisations in waste management. A further research report has now been published: WR0502: Social Enterprises and Sustainable Waste and Resource Management: Evaluating Impacts, Capacities and Opportunities The primary aim of this research was to evaluate the potential [...]

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REalliance conference and key reports

I was pleased to be able to attend the second day of the first REalliance conference yesterday (2/12/09) at The Business Design Centre in London. It was a real learning experience for me because although I know many people from the sector involved in re-use and re-cycling, I am still learning when it comes to [...]

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Defra research published: Benefits of third sector organisations in waste management.

Defra has funded three research projects relating to social enterprise and waste management.     The first of these has been published and provides evidence of the wide range of social, economic and environmental benefits that are gained when social enterprises engage in the delivery of waste services.  The report is entitled ”Benefits of Third Sector Involvement in Waste Management” (WR0506).  This research used [...]

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