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Title: Moving towards zero waste in a UK local authority area: challenges to the introduction of separate food waste collections.
Authors: Cole, Christine
Osmani, Mohamed
Wheatley, Andrew D.
Quddus, Mohammed A.
Keywords: England
Food waste collections
Household waste
Local authority
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: World Academy od Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET)
Citation: COLE, C. ... et al, 2014. Moving towards zero waste in a UK local authority area: challenges to the introduction of separate food waste collections. International Journal of Environmental, Ecological, Geological and Mining Engineering, 8 (6), pp. 371 - 379.
Abstract: EU and UK Government targets for minimising and recycling household waste has led the responsible authorities to research the alternatives to landfill. In the work reported here the local waste collection authority (Charnwood Borough Council) has adopted the aspirational strategy of becoming a “Zero Waste Borough” to lead the drive for public participation. The work concludes that the separate collection of food waste would be needed to meet the two regulatory standards on recycling and biologically active wastes. An analysis of a neighbouring Authority (Newcastle-Under-Lyne Borough Council (NBC), a similar sized local authority that has a successful weekly food waste collection service was undertaken. Results indicate that the main challenges for Charnwood Borough Council would be gaining householder co-operation, the extra costs of collection and organising alternative treatment. The analysis also demonstrated that there was potential offset value via anaerobic digestion for CBC to overcome these difficulties and improve its recycling performance.
Description: This is an Open Access article published by WASET under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence CC-BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Sponsor: C.Cole receives EPSRC funding.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17878
Publisher Link: https://www.waset.org/journal/Environmental
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