Date posted: 12th October 2011
Through efforts to achieve end of waste RPS attended a seminar hosted by NISP North East at Durham County Cricket Club. It set out the aims of the UK waste framework directive while identifying ways in which companies can assess their waste and find a solution to achieve zero to landfill. The day began with a talk about the waste hierarchy and determined what waste is. The day progressed with information about manufactured products, by-products and waste generated and how they are classified. The day concluded with an interesting talk on a worked example for a site developed by the independent organisation CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments).
RPS have already taken initial steps to reduce their amount of waste in simple ways such as removing disposable paper cups from their coffee machines in place of personalised staff mugs and segregating wastes into general, organic or recyclable in order to stop potential resources going to landfill. With only 2.5% of the overall waste generated by RPS currently going to landfill this demonstrates our ambition to completely remove this total so RPS can be classified “zero waste”.