Resources

Guide
14 August 2020

Effective communications will be tailored to suit different stakeholder groups and their different behaviours and motivations. Local authorities should work with local partners to push out communications and use national brands to build awareness on key waste prevention issues.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Understanding the motivations and behaviours of different stakeholders is essential to targeting the right messages to the right audiences.

As a local authority you may not be best placed to deliver messages to all audiences so it is important to look for partners who residents engage with.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

This section introduces ways in which to effectively encourage householders to enact waste prevention behaviours.

Initiatives:
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Once you have identified which waste stream to target the next step is to “get to know” your audience, understand their issues, and how to target them effectively.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

After making a strong case for waste prevention in your local authority, it is important to begin developing a plan.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

This section highlights other cross-cutting drivers in planning, establishing and maintaining a waste prevention plan. It covers:

  • The Compact
  • Localism, and
  • National Indicators
Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

This section highlights the main environmental drivers in planning, establishing and maintaining a waste prevention plan.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

This section highlights the main social drivers in planning, establishing and maintaining a waste prevention plan.

Initiatives:
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

In this section we offer an example plan structure that can be used as a starting template for your own plan. 

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

After making a strong case for waste prevention in your local authority, it is important to begin developing a plan. 

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

This section outlines processes that local authorities can use to estimate cost and carbon savings that successful waste prevention activities can bring.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Planning and estimating potential diversion

This section describes two basic steps that should be completed by a local authority in the initial stages of planning a waste prevention programme. It is important to understand the nature of the waste collected before an estimation of the impact of specific waste prevention activities is made.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Re-use
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities