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Review of Standards for Waste and Resource Management - WR1401

Description
BERR and DIUS’s (both now BIS) report 'Innovation in Services' identified standardisation as a key mechanism to support innovation in the UK service sector. It highlighted the positive role which standards frameworks can play in opening market opportunities, in defining and comparing new service offerings, and in delineating quality and performance over time.

This project, which follows on from the 'Innovation in Services' report, conducted a review of current standards in waste and resource management. This identified existing standards, produced suggestions of areas which may benefit from standards in the future, and scoped the potential for using standards to improve waste minimisation in businesses.

Objective
The aims of this project were to:

1. Identify existing standards and potential gaps in the areas of waste minimisation and waste prevention
2. Suggest future strategic priorities
3. Provide advice on the scope for a standards-based approach to waste minimisation
Project Documents
• Final Report : WR1401 "Review of Standards for Waste and Resource Management" - Final report   (1111k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2009

To: 2009

Cost: £39,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
British Standards Institution
Keywords
Environmental Protection              
Industrial              
Minimisation              
Standards              
Waste              
Waste Management              
Fields of Study
Waste Management