Managing Our Waste

Judy Ashcroft from Re:allies looks disposal issues currently facing the sector

Despite the 2020 waste management targets set by the EU edging ever closer, public and private sector organisations are still falling short due to a lack of creative problem solving and appropriate incentivisation.

Andrew Bird, chair of the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) hit the nail on the head recently at an industry event when he identified the tension between cost effective waste management which accommodates budget cuts, but continues to be sustainable.

Social housing providers and local authorities understand that further funding for waste management is not likely to be distributed any time soon, and so we must work to devise a strategy which motivates businesses to dispose of waste in an efficient manner.

At Re:allies, our area of expertise is devising frameworks which allow UK-wide Registered Providers (RPs) to benefit from the support of our supply chain contacts and our experience in legislation compliance.

We’ve introduced our new Waste Management Framework, which is available to Re:allies contractors, suppliers and manufacturers as well as RPs, to combat the rising costs of waste disposal services. The framework is designed so that all parties can recognise the commercial benefits of buying waste management services in an aggregated way; therefore creating the incentive Andrew Bird has called for.

The framework also encourages industry partnerships through collaboration. This is crucial in terms of sharing best practice between suppliers, which ensures that cost and compliance targets are continually met.

In terms of additional incentive, we’ve been creative in our approach to waste management. Dividends generated by spending through the Waste Management Framework are re-invested into local suppliers and community initiatives. These actions will lead to an increased number of entry level employment opportunities, alongside numerous social and economic benefits all of which demonstrates the significance of an evolving waste service industry.

The Re:allies Waste Management Framework was created not only to provide a financial and social incentive, but also to show how the power of collaboration can support the industry in meeting our targets.

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