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Establish a baseline on reuse and repair. How much reuse is going on? - EV1002

Description
This study was commissioned to bring together existing evidence on waste prevention and re-use for priority waste streams and provide an idea of

(1) the total prevention potential for England (technical potential),
(2) the costs and benefits associated along with an assessment of where these would fall and
(3) demonstrate which actions have the greatest net benefit per tonne or t/CO2 or lowest net cost.

The study considered technical potential – the maximum extent to which waste prevention or re-use measures could impact on a waste stream in the absence of barriers and under current conditions. Analysis also considered methods of implementation (MOIs) – the actions that could be undertaken to deliver waste prevention or re-use, ie the means by which the technical potential may be achieved. The project also focused modelling effort into the development of an electronic spread-sheet tool for decision making on waste prevention.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : C and D Reclamation Survey   (549k)
• FRP - Final Report : C and I reuse remanufacturing refurbishment   (1386k)
• FRP - Final Report : Estimated baseline levels of reuse exchange activity   (2597k)
• FRP - Final Report : Estimating levels of reuse exchange activity via car boot sales   (740k)
• FRP - Final Report : Market Potential and Demand - Introduction   (939k)
• FRP - Final Report : Market Potential and Demand Conclusion   (1101k)
• FRP - Final Report : Market Potential and Demand Construction   (1516k)
• FRP - Final Report : Market Potential and Demand Furniture   (1297k)
• FRP - Final Report : Market Potential and Demand Large WEEE   (1246k)
• FRP - Final Report : Market Potential and Demand SmallWEEE   (1517k)
• FRP - Final Report : Market Potential and Demand Textiles   (1036k)
• ANX - Annex : Market Potential and Demand CaseStudies   (2226k)
• ANX - Annex : Market Potential and Demand Interviews   (1077k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2011

To: 2011

Cost: £237,818
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Oakdene Hollins, Durham University, B R E, Resource Futures Ltd, LRS Consultancy Ltd
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