We undertake waste compliance checks, such as waste audits and TEEP or written assessments for waste collection services as part of national policy on separate collections of recyclables.

As part of Strategy work we evaluate Council service compliance with anticipated and forthcoming policy requirements from central Government.

We support site audits with modelling capabilities (e.g. KAT, WRATE, Waste Flow, Cost models) to analyse service performance against criteria.

A case study is below.

Case Study

Sustainable packaging
WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme)
Project Title:
Mandatory recyclability labelling
Project Summary:

Consultation on the national Resources and Waste Strategy suggested that there is support for mandatory recyclability labelling information to be included on consumer packaging to drive up recycling rates and to provide consumers with information to support their purchasing decisions. The scope of the project was to determine the costs, timescales and potential barriers relating to the introduction of mandatory recyclability labelling on all consumer packaging. FRM undertook a survey of businesses, with the focus on retailers and packaging manufacturers. The survey was undertaken via a structured web-based questionnaire with email and telephone follow-up for clarification. We obtained excellent coverage of the survey, obtaining detailed responses from over 100 businesses, encompassing all retail sub-sectors. We also reviewed the experiences from overseas where such schemes have already been introduced.

Key Words:
Packaging, Survey, Market Research