Thomas, C.; Banks, C.; Dacombe, P.; Khan, T. and Maycox, A.
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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.
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|Academic Unit/Department:||Open University Business School|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)|
|Depositing User:||Pat Shah|
|Date Deposited:||08 Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2016 15:56|
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