Solid Waste & Recycling


UK conference and major report

The Resource Recovery Forum (RRF) and the Environment Agency are collaborating on a conference on what people reall...

The Resource Recovery Forum (RRF) and the Environment Agency are collaborating on a conference on what people really think about participating in household recycling, and how to give them the services that will deliver increased yields. The event assembles experts from different areas with a common interest in the dynamics of participation and yields concerning selective collection, service delivery, recycling, waste minimization, centralized and home composting, perceptions and belief systems, environmental psychology, communications, education and incentives.

At the conference the RRF will launch a major new study prepared by consultants Brook Lyndhurst. The report Household Waste Behavior in London Phase 2 High, Medium & Low Recyclers: attitudes, behavior & needs comprises the most extensive research into householders’ opinions, taking a detailed look at how Low, Medium and High recycling homes think about and deal with waste.

Chaired by WRAP’s Ray Georgeson and with a keynote address from the Environment Agency’s Chief Executive Baroness Young, this event has speakers from local authorities, Government agencies, universities and NGOs. Delegates will be able to discuss issues associated with public participation and the following key themes:

Why materials go missing — household perceptions & routines
Boosting curbside effectiveness;
Waste minimization & buy recycled;
Home composting and green waste;
Housing estates, recycling & bring sites;
Selling the recycling message — information & communication.

Delegate fees are 195 for the day (105 for RRF members) and this includes a free copy of the new report (sold separately for 75).

The event will be held at the Cavendish Conference Centre close to London’s Oxford Circus.
22 Duchess Mews
London W1G 9DT
Tel: +44 (0)20 7323 4555
Fax: +44 (0)20 7706 7711

More information, including a detailed program and registration form is available from RRF, call +44 (0) 1756 709 808 or fax +44 (0) 1756 709 801 or email or visit
This information comes from the Resource Recovery Forum
1st Floor, The British School
Otley Street, Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 1EP

Secretary: Kit Strange
Tel: +44 (0) 1756 709 808
Fax: +44 (0) 1756 709 801

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