Resources

Guide
17 June 2011

In this section you will find the Quality and Environmental (Q&E) manual template which can be used to set up your company’s manual.

You will also find sample templates for ISO 14001 implementation which have been generically completed as far as possible for MRF operations. The templates include procedures and record forms that are known to meet the requirements of the ISO standard as well as align with the needs of the MRF industry. Key templates also include explanations within the text to assist the user in understanding what site-specific information may be required.

Please save all documents and manuals to your own computer before making any amends.

Initiatives:
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
17 June 2011

Two documents with step-by-step guidance on the implementation of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards respectively. The flowchart should be used in conjunction with the Guidance document.

Initiatives:
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
3 September 2010

Explore the many advantages of bulk wine importation that can be harnessed for the benefit of businesses, consumers and the environment.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
Guide
1 February 2010

Monitoring and evaluating scheme performance is something that all local authorities should be doing as a matter of routine. Not only does it enable you to assess whether schemes are performing as expected, it also helps diagnose problems, design new approaches and ultimately improve efficiency and effectiveness.
 

This revised document gives you practical advice on how to go about monitoring the performance of your schemes.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
1 June 2008

This study focuses on the three main kerbside collection systems currently operating: kerbside sort; single stream co-mingled; and two stream partially co-mingled. It examines a number of the main service variations in each category within two different local contexts.

The intention is that local authorities should use the information in this report to consider their actual costs in the light of predicted costs of a comparable good practice system.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
13 July 2007

This guide is intended to help authorities decide whether alternate weekly collection (AWC) is right for them and to draw together, from the experience of other authorities, advice on how to design and implement a scheme which is effective, and which gains and retains the support of local people.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide

Reducing food waste in Europe

Resource Efficient Food and dRink for the Entire Supply cHain (REFRESH) was an EU research project taking action against food waste. 26 partners from 12 European countries and China worked towards the project's goal to contribute towards Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 of halving per capita food waste at the retail and consumer level and reducing food losses along production and supply chains, reducing waste management costs, and maximizing the value from un-avoidable food waste and packaging materials.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service