Webinar: National Resources and Waste Strategy

Webinar hosted by Integrated Skills

18th January 2019

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Over 20 local authority Managers joined Integrated Skills’ first Webinar of the year on 18th Jan to better understand the measures within the UK Government’s new Resources and Waste Strategy (see it here).

Victoria Hutchin of WYG (@vlhutchin) led the attendees through the Strategy’s contents including making all packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025, and sending zero food waste to landfill by 2030. Importantly, Victoria said, this is the beginning of the end of the ‘buy, consume, throwaway’ linear ethos.

Extended Producer Responsibility will drive innovation and gradually remove less recyclable, less resource efficient products from the market. Deposit Return Schemes will encourage the public to recycle but for both of these schemes – the details are still to be worked out.

Stuart Henshaw presented tools for local authorities to make the change, and underlined Integrated Skills’ tools and work with existing clients  – modelling and designing optimum food waste collections, 2,3 & 4 weekly collections and a range of shift patterns, and modelling new waste container options moving from 240 litres to smaller sizes containers.  Finally Stuart touched on the challenge to increase local authority’s  service quality – communicating better both with the public and internally. He gave examples of clients using Integrated Skills’ In-cab solution, Navigator, and back-office solution Fusion, the benefit of adopting the single Source of Truth approach to data and the many additional benefits for CRM and others of this.

Integrated Skills next Webinar is Friday 29th March 11.00am on the theme of ‘Engaging the Public in Resource Management’.

See Victoria’s Presentation here.

See Stuart’s Presentation here.

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