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Updated compositional estimates for local authority collected waste and recycling in England, 2010/11 - EV0801

Description
This project involves producing updated national compositional estimates for local authority collected waste in England. Previous projects (WR0119 and WR1002) have produced national estimates for the composition of all local authority collected waste and recycling streams in England, which relate to the period 2006/07. The compositional estimates produced for this project relate to the period 2010/11.
These compositional estimates will be produced through analysis of data from compositional studies carried out since the previous projects (WR0119 and WR1002). Compositional data from audits of various local authority waste and recycling streams has been analysed alongside Waste Data Flow tonnages for 2010/11.
This project is strategically important because Defra requires reliable information on the composition of local authority collected waste to monitor progress towards current recycling and recovery targets and to set challenging, but realistic, targets for the future. Defra also needs to understand the factors influencing the generation and composition of local authority collected waste to produce effective policies on waste reduction and recovery. Similar information is needed by national regulators, local authorities and the waste management industry if the UK is to meet its international obligations.
Objective
The objective of this study is to produce updated compositional estimates for all local authority collected waste and recycling streams in England, relating to the period 2010/11. This work would effectively update the previous estimates produced for Defra in the WR0119 and WR1002 projects.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : EV0801 Final Report   (1448k)
• ANX - Annex : EV0801 RESIDUAL plus RECYCLING data tables   (262k)
• EXE - Executive Summary : EV0801 Summary Report   (395k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2012

To: 2012

Cost: £33,676
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Resource Futures Ltd
Keywords
Residual Wastes Management              
Understanding waste composition and trends