Reuse in the UK and Ireland reportWednesday, 26 October 2016 14:07
CIWM annual state of the nation report
The CIWM has published their annual state of the nation report and thankfully, they are putting re-use top of their agenda.
"Reuse has for many years been the ‘neglected child’ of the Waste Hierarchy. Despite many reports and initiatives to analyse the barriers to and opportunities for greater reuse, it remains an underutilised element of our resource management mix and one which deserves more attention from both policy makers and the waste and resource management industry itself."
The report goes on to explain, "There is a broad consensus that more could and should be done to promote and boost reuse, but a comprehensive picture of the current state of reuse and examination of the potential has been lacking."
The CIWM have a number of recommendations for how to bring re-use to the forefront, offering ideas around co-ordinating with emerging EU Circular Economy policy, collaborative working to explore the best routes to signpost and promote existing guidance and support to smaller independent reuse organisations, support packages for reuse organisations.
It's a bit long (52 pages!), but its worth giving the executive summary a quick read. You can find the report at: http://www.ciwm-journal.co.uk/downloads/Reuse-in-the-UK-and-Ireland-WEB.pdf
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