Moving towards zero waste in a UK local authority area: challenges to the introduction of separate food waste collections.
journal contributionposted on 2015-06-16, 11:22 authored by Christine Cole, Mohamed OsmaniMohamed Osmani, Andrew D. Wheatley, Mohammed A. Quddus
EU and UK Government targets for minimising and recycling household waste has led the responsible authorities to research the alternatives to landfill. In the work reported here the local waste collection authority (Charnwood Borough Council) has adopted the aspirational strategy of becoming a “Zero Waste Borough” to lead the drive for public participation. The work concludes that the separate collection of food waste would be needed to meet the two regulatory standards on recycling and biologically active wastes. An analysis of a neighbouring Authority (Newcastle-Under-Lyne Borough Council (NBC), a similar sized local authority that has a successful weekly food waste collection service was undertaken. Results indicate that the main challenges for Charnwood Borough Council would be gaining householder co-operation, the extra costs of collection and organising alternative treatment. The analysis also demonstrated that there was potential offset value via anaerobic digestion for CBC to overcome these difficulties and improve its recycling performance.
C.Cole receives EPSRC funding.
- Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Published inInternational Journal of Environmental, Ecological, Geological and Mining Engineering
Pages371 - 379
CitationCOLE, C. ... et al, 2014. Moving towards zero waste in a UK local authority area: challenges to the introduction of separate food waste collections. International Journal of Environmental, Ecological, Geological and Mining Engineering, 8 (6), pp. 371 - 379.
PublisherWorld Academy od Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET)
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