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Integrated systems for practical recovery of non-MSW waste streams

Thomas, C.; Banks, C.; Dacombe, P.; Khan, T. and Maycox, A. (2006). Integrated systems for practical recovery of non-MSW waste streams. In: Waste 2006, 19-21 Sept 2006, Warwick, UK, The Waste Conference Limited.

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Abstract

This paper details a research project aimed at developing a robust and practical method for recovery of non-MSW waste streams, focusing particularly on C&I wastes from the SME sector. This will be achieved by raising awareness of the resource recovery potential of the waste, using self-assessment audit tools and on-line information on matching locally-based waste and recycling services that will facilitate recovery of materials. Use of an interactive IT-based system will also allow collection of the data needed as basis for integrated facilities planning by the commercial, public and voluntary sectors. The research will thus form a key element in the move towards implementation of a materials resource strategy. It will provide a reliable method of capturing both location and composition data of waste streams essential for integrating service facilities on a local/regional basis. Widespread use of the tools and methodology will be facilitated by developing frameworks that can be populated with geographically-distinct information, and protocols for the engagement of the SME business community at a local level.

Item Type: Conference Item
ISBN: 0-9539301-3-0, 978-0-9539301-3-5
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 3669
Depositing User: Pat Shah
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3669
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