210  Assistance, advice and consultants

Free advice is available from the Environment Agency, the Environmental Technology Best Practice Programme, and many of the organisations below.  The Environment Agency offers a free guide to waste minimisation for companies, with accompanying video.  The ETBPP (run by a private company, not a branch of government) gives free advice on any environmental problem, including waste minimisation, re-use and recycling, saving water and energy, and has a special scheme to help small companies with less than 250 employees.  Envirowise, and NISP (National Industrial Symbioisis Programme), with regional offices, may be able to help in various ways to reduce waste, energy, and costs.

Consultants can assist in providing specialist services, such as setting up waste audits, arranging sampling and analysis, where this is necessary for particular materials, and carrying out detailed investigation and evaluation of different options.

Be aware that the term ‘environmental consultant’ can mean a great many different things.  Two very helpful sources of information are the Geologist’s Directory and the ENDS Directory of Environmental Consultants (both in the Directories section, 630).  It is impossible for us to list all such consultants in the south-east, and also unnecessary when other good guides exist.  It was decided to concentrate on government agencies, and consultancies offering specialist expertise in particular waste fields eg composting or energy saving. Others with particular expertise may also be found in relevant sections throughout this directory.

Money saving tip

It is tempting for any company to take on work outside its main area of focus to increase turnover: before employing anyone to give specialist advice, you are advised to check that they have expertise and experience in the particular field you need help in - otherwise you may be paying for their learning curve!

Alphabetical list of organisations

Website www.adas.co.uk
HQ:  Woodthorne, Wergs Road, WOLVERHAMPTON WV6 8TQ  Tel 01902 754190  Fax 01902 743602
Wildlife Unit:  Burghill Road, Westbury-on-Trym, BRISTOL, Avon BS10 6NQ  Tel 0117 9591982  Fax 0117 9591982
South-East locations include: 
Boxworth, CAMBRIDGE, Cambs CB3 8NN  Tel 01954 267666  Fax 01954 267659 
Room 705, Eastbury House, 30-34 Albert Embankment, LONDON SE1 7TL  Tel 0207 2381260  Fax 0207 2381269

Science-based information, advice and implementation services to Governments and organisations in environment, agriculture and rural sectors.  Specialises in policy formulation and implementation.  Operations divided between offices and farms (including research centres) in England, Scotland and Wales.  Over 725 staff cover more than 60 specialisms.  Over 20,000 clients include Government departments and agencies, corporations, utilities and small rural enterprises.  ‘BlueSky 35’ campaign to celebrate 35th anniversary - 35 predictions for 2005-2040, each accompanied by a synopsis available as an article, covering: Environmental policy & legislation, Waste management, Climate change – effects and mitigation, Renewable energy, Animal health & welfare, Sustainability, Food, Application of technology, Agriculture & rural policy.  (Updated August 2004)

Alistair Bromhead  

Tel 07932 674 707
Email a@abromhead.co.uk   Website www.abromhead.co.uk

Independent health, safety and environmental consultant with ten years experience.  Specialises in the furniture and timber industry, but also works for organisations in a variety of other sectors across the country.  Commissioned on retainer to a number of trade associations, and actively involved in providing advice to several hundred member companies.  Acts as a helpline adviser on environment legislation and best practice for the Government's Envirowise initiative, as well as undertaking waste minimisation counselling.  Works for individual companies, either on an ad-hoc basis or annual retainer agreement.  (Updated  July 2005

Best Foot Forward Limited (BFF)  
Tel 01865 250818  Fax 01865 794586
Website www.bestfootforward.com
Email mail@bestfootforward.com
The Future Centre, 115 Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RQ
Contact  Craig Simmons or Nicky Chambers, Founder Directors

Consultancy specialising in sustainability metrics, resource flow and ecological footprint analyses.  Helps regions, organisations and communities reduce their environment impact  through delivering a wide range of analytical tools and consulting services.  Has developed EcoIndex and Stepwise which calculate environment impact and sustainability of a product, organisation, process, lifestyle or region.  Detailed website with many interesting sub-sections, organised under main headings: Products and services, Sustainable accounting, Publications, About us (includes case studies), and Partners.  You can also sign up to email discussion groups on carbon reporting and ecological footprinting (services - cities and regions sub-section).  Has Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development.  BFF's ecological footprint of the Isle of Wight was Overall Winner at Biffawards 2001, and Environmental Report 2002 won an ACCA UK Award for Best SME in Environmental Reporting.  See also Stepping Forward www.steppingforward.org.uk sustainability assessment for the entire South West of England (see sections 210 Assistance, Advice and Consultants, 220 or 230; and 400, 430, or 450 Energy Use and Climate Change).  Other publications include: Scotland's Footprint, Material Health (mass balance and ecological footprint of NHS) and City Limits (resource flow and ecological footprint of Greater London, Biffaward 2003 finalist in R&D category). 

Develops products and services for three main audiences:  businesses and organisations - assess performance, raise awareness of issues amongst staff and/or customers; cities and regions - measure and monitor performance of regions and communities; education/campaigns - public communication and awareness raising.  Undertakes projects in many other areas, happy to discuss requirements.  For more technical information see their Services and Accounting web sections.  Tools used - resource flow and mass balance accounting; greenhouse gas (carbon) reporting; ecological analyses. Applications include - corporate environment strategy and reporting; regional sustainability assessments and scenario development; lifestyle analysis eg transport, food, housing and purchasing choices; waste and energy management and policy development; strategic environmental assessments (SEA); product impact assessment; education and awareness raising.
Website designed by Lumpy Lemon, see section 210 Assistance, Advice and Consultants.   (Updated Nov 2005)

Biomass Recycling Ltd
Tel 01869 252 957
Recycling Centre, Yarm Road, STOCKTON ON TEES, Cleveland TS18 3RU

Mixed municipal waste recycling.  Separation of metals, aluminium, plastic, paper and glass.

BioRegional Reclaimed
Tel 020 8404 0647  Fax 020 8404 4893
Email info@bioregional-reclaimed.com  Website www.bioregional-reclaimed.com 
17 Dunster Way, Helios Road, Hackbridge, Surrey SM4 7PE or
17 Dunster Way, BedZED, Wallington, Surrey SM6 7DA

'Reclaimed building materials made easy'.  Advises on potential for using reclaimed, covering appropriate materials, availability, cost, quality, design and lead times, and "big hit" environmental savings options, saving clients landfill disposal costs.  Quantified assessment of environmental impact reduction from reclaimed materials use.  Case studies, reports, articles (links from website); enquiries welcome.  Specialist in source and supply, to order, for construction.  Large quantities and wide range.  Takes, and finds use for architectural salvage, scrap, demolition, and surplus:  steel, timber, paving, stone, interior fittings, doors, and many materials that would otherwise be chipped, recycled or landfilled.  ' Use of reclaimed building materials in place of new is a most effective way for the construction industry to reduce environmental impact and become more sustainable' (see their Why Reclaim? web section).  Web covers ongoing business:  offers, listing current stock and urgent supply items; wants; supply, extraction; environmental impact reduction; materials consultancy; clients; practical links.  Reclaimed concrete railway sleepers can be used as foundations.  Offers more than scrap value for straight sections of structural steel.  Will extract and transport materials, including for clients moving materials for own use.  Clear website has depth, hyperlinks include informative industry reports (Environmental Impact Reduction Using Reclaimed Building Products including Ecopoints BRE (see 430 Green Building) Environment Profiling; Toolkit for Carbon Neutral Developments).  Has clients who positively choose reclaimed materials for environment reasons.  References from high profile clients available.  Developed at BioRegional Development Group sustainability specialists, BioReclaimed first built a supply chain system for large volumes of reclaimed materials on BedZED (see 430 Green Building and Decorating) project 2000, and is now an established independent trading subsidiary.  (Updated May 2005)

Business Link
Tel 0845 600 9006  
Website www.businesslink.gov.org 

Government-run website and national helpline giving practical business information and advice - the number above will connect you directly to your nearest Business Link (these are listed on website).  Local support network across England, managed by business people for business people, particularly small businesses.  Gives impartial business advice and information - eg employing people, health, safety, premises, financial savings (eg energy, waste), trade, regulations, best practice - and a range of services, training, grants and publications to help small firms and those trying to start up new businesses.  Registering with the website brings access to more information.  (Updated Aug 2005)

CCORRN (Cambridgeshire Community Reuse and Recycling Network)
Tel 01954 260909  Fax 01954 260866 
Website www.ccorrn.org.uk  Email misskaybarnes@ntlworld.com
PO Box 890, Willingham, CAMBRIDGE, Cambs CB4 5ZF
Contact  Kay Barnes, Community Recycling Network Organiser

Develops community reuse and recycling schemes across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.  Non-profit partnership between community, public and private sectors.  Aims to: share knowledge, skills and best practice;  help projects access funds for long-term security;  build and strengthen partnerships;  provide easy access to information with various media;  work on joint projects;  raise awareness of reuse and recycling opportunities;  and avoid service provision overlaps.  Offers community sector:  staff time;  funding/fund-raising help;  group meetings;  training opportunities;  trips, events;  useful information, contacts;  network of local groups;  ideas exchange opportunities.  Over 60 members, but keen for more - membership free, available online.  Members include:  Cambridge Foodbank (see 440 organic and low input food and drink);  Schumacher Society;  Compass (Peterborough) Ltd (see 87 Computers, 140 Scrapstores (Restore), and 44 Electrical and electronic scrap);  Cambridge Chamber of Commerce;  and Environment Agency.  Recent CCORRN funding recipients:  OWL (Opportunities Without Limits) wood recycling;  Ferry Project for community composting, can recycling and bicycle repair;  Cambridge SOFA (see 82 Furniture and household goods);  Papworth Trust and Papworth Library recycling facilities;  and reusable nappies projects.  Initially co-ordinated by Anglia Polytechnic University's WasteWISE Champion, Lewis Herbert, CCORRN is a partnership between the University and Cambridgeshire County Council.  Started early 2003 supported by DEFRA Recycling Challenge Fund, and Enventure environmental body administering Landfill Tax Credits for waste operator Donarbon.   (Updated Nov 2004)

Centre for Sustainable Design
Tel 01252 892772  Fax 01252 892747 
Website www.cfsd.org.uk
Email cfsd@surrart.ac.uk or mcharter@surrart.ac.uk or rwhite@surrart.ac.uk 
Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College, Faculty of Design, Falkner Road, FARNHAM, Surrey GU9 7DS
Contact Professor Martin Charter, Co-ordinator or Russell White, Administrator

Eco-design is a very important aspect of sustainable waste management.  Advises on reducing waste 'cradle to grave', ease of recycling, design for dismantling and easy repair or reconditioning, and ecological aspects of multi-material products.  Facilitates discussion and research on eco-design and environmental, economic, ethical and social considerations in product and service development and design.  This is achieved through training, education, research, networking, consultancy, publications and internet.  Also acts as an information exchange and a focus for innovative thinking on sustainable products and services.  Website is a good introduction to good practice and current research, and includes details of courses, seminars, conferences and workshops.  CfSD  has developed a network for the electronics sector - the Network for Electronic Product Design (NEPD) and a regional business club focused on "producer responsibility" issues covering the electronics, automotive and packaging sectors - the South-East Environmental Business Association (SEEBA). Edits the Journal of Sustainable Product Design.  Established 1995.  (Updated Nov 2003)

Environment Agency Oil Bank Line
Tel 0800 663366 / 0118 953410  Fax 0118 953 5419
Email phil.chatfield@environment-agency.gov.uk  Website www.environment-agency.gov.uk 

The Environment Agency is the UK's environmental regulator - see also other EA entries.  The Oil Bank Line, which gives information about the caller's nearest waste oil bank, and the Oil Care Campaign, contribute to preventing pollution by giving guidance to companies and individuals on safe disposal of oil for recycling.  Small amounts spilled can devastate watercourses and wildlife.  Information is available about pollution at work, at home and on boats. (Updated Feb 2001) 

Website www.envirowise.gov.uk  Helpline 0800 585794

Government programme to minimise waste.  Offers free, independent advice, information to help small and medium size businesses on practical ways to minimise waste, introduce sustainability into the workplace, convert turnover into profit, and ensure compliance with environmental legislation.  Covers wide range including water and energy saving measures, cleaner design and technology.  Many case studies.  Published over 70 best practice guides (including Getting Started).  In the last year alone, saved British businesses more than £100 million.  Publications free to those registering on website.  Environment and Energy helpline offers: two hours of free consulting over the phone on a specific problem; FastTrack on-site waste reviews - free half-day site visits for SMEs (small to medium enterprises, below 250 employees) to solve operational issues; one day visit for free on-site assessment of operations for recommendations on waste management; identifying appropriate Envirowise products and sources of help; free on-site energy efficiency advice.  Runs seminars and workshops.  Provides map of Waste Minimisation Clubs - for local or regional companies to meet regularly and share best practice in reducing waste.  Formally known as the Environment Technology Best Practice Programme.  (Updated Apr 2005)  

Ethical Investment Co-operative
Tel 0845 458 3127 (local rate)
Email info@ethicalmoney.org  Website www.ethicalmoney.org 
4 Hall Close, LEEDS, West Yorks LS16 7JQ

Award winning independent financial adviser offering impartial advice nationally on ethical and socially responsible investment, retirement, insurance, tax and mortgages.  This avoids investing in businesses whose activities or behaviour you disagree with, and allows investment in businesses working for a healthier future, such as renewable energy, organic farming, healthcare and education. Clients include individuals, charities, trade unions, small businesses and NGO's.  (Updated Nov 2003)

Ethical Investors Group

Tel 01242 539848  Fax 01242 539851
Email info@ethicalinvestors.co.uk  Website www.ethicalinvestors.co.uk 
Montpellier House, 47 Rodney Road, CHELTENHAM, Glos GL50 1HX
Contact  Lee Coates

Provides independent advice exclusively on ethical and socially responsible investments, pensions, savings and insurance to individuals, charities, groups and companies who share a concern for the future of society and the environment.  Distributes at least 50% of profits to charities and campaigning groups.  Aims to radically increase public awareness of links between the financial sector and environmental & social issues.  Also offices in Plymouth.  (Updated Nov 2003) 

Futerra Sustainability Communications Ltd
Tel 0207 733 6363 
Email info@futerra.org  Website www.futerracom.org  
Suite S9, Shakespeare Business Centre, 245a Coldharbour Lane, LONDON SW9 8RR

Promotes sustainable development.  Works with FTSE 100 companies, tiny local businesses, government departments, schoolchildren, the UN, filmmakers, accountants and charities.  Team has wide experience.  Combines professionalism with approachability.  Will discuss ideas ‘whether a tender for work you know you want done, or something you have no money or plan for.’  Training on sustainable development or corporate responsibility, ‘not another boring seminar or unread leaflet'; explains processes to range of audiences to promote understanding without just ‘throwing technical jargon at them’.  Interesting website regularly updated with activities, projects, partnerships, and links.  Contributed to short film 'Tackling Climate Change' on Number 10 website, part of the UK Prime Minister's G8 summit focus www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page7757.asp .  A co-owned company since September 2003, makes decisions collectively.  (Updated Aug 2005)

Impetus Consulting
Tel 020 7924 9988  Fax 020 7924 0779
Website www.impetusconsult.co.uk  Email info@impetusconsult.co.uk 
120b Dalberg Road, Brixton, LONDON SW2 1AP
(West Sussex Office:  Suite 4, 39 Aldwick Road, BOGNOR REGIS PO21 2LN  Tel 01243 869 834)

Environmental consultancy focusing on sustainable energy and local government.  Specialises in disseminating difficult policy and technology information to non-specialist audiences.  Help in energy efficiency, carbon management and zero emission strategies.  Expertise in sustainable construction methods and materials, energy efficient housing refurbishment and new build, the planning system, development of renewables and marketing of environmental initiatives, services and products.  Assistance in reducing an organisation's carbon trail, including reduction in energy use, use of renewable energy and carbon sequestration.  Commissioned by Greater London Authority on behalf on London Renewables to develop a training strategy and materials on renewable energy, to facilitate up take of renewable energy technologies in London in line with London Energy Strategy.  Manages free "Practical help" advisory service on behalf of Energy Saving Trust.  With the Town and Country Planning Association, developed comprehensive guide on planning system relating to sustainable energy, focusing on renewable energy, for Local Authority Support Officers.  Internal ethical policy.  West Sussex Office: Suite 4, 39 Aldwick Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 2LN,  Tel 01243 869 834.  (Updated July 2005)

London Remade Ltd
Tel 0207 665 1536  Email info@londonremade.com  Website www.londonremade.com
1 Quality Court, Chancery Lane, LONDON WC2A 1HR

Partnership of business, London Boroughs, regional government, waste industry and not for profit sector.  Aims to "revolutionise the way the Capital manages its waste through a programme designed to develop and diversify markets for recycled materials."  Aims to stimulate demand for recycled products, and its website lists information about recycled products.  Offers brokerage service and environmental policy development support to organisations signing up to the Mayor's Green Procurement Code.  Focusing on organics, glass and paper.  Objectives: increase green procurement; divert 250,000 tonnes of waste from landfill; create 2000 jobs; generate £13m private sector investment.  Claims many successes already.  Helped fund London's first in-vessel Vertical Composting Unit, in Bromley; invested  £243,000 in Cleanaway organics site at Rainham, aiming to increase diversion of commercial and household gardening, landscaping, kitchen and food wastes by 100,000 tonnes, develop new markets for peat-free compost products, and to establish a training and visitor centre.  Piloting recycling schemes including mixed glass collection for flats and increasing recycling by ethnic minorities.  Working with Day Group at Charlton on glass reprocessing into low grade uses such as sharp sand and aggregate, and with Freeform Arts Trust, Hackney, who are developing tiles and blocks through fusing recycled glass.  Analysing paper waste streams before setting up an eco-industry area for paper.  Provides business support to small enterprises through loan fund.  In May 2002, with GLA, launched www.capitalwastefacts.com to help local authorities meet recycling targets. 
(Updated Feb 2005)

Lumpy Lemon

Tel  01865 773978   Mob 0779 651 8090
Website www.lumpylemon.co.uk 
41 Cricket Road, OXFORD OX4 3DH 
Contacts  Ishka Michocka and Simon Blackbourn

Graphic and web design partnership with ethical environmental and social philosophy guiding all work.  'Small, friendly... Getting to know you ensures our designs reflect your personality, whether business, charity or individual'.  Eco-conscious, providing a friendly affordable service and working primarily within their local community.  Designs ads, logos, business cards and office stationery, menus, leaflets, posters, flyers, newsletters, books and booklets. Creates websites to be effective, stylish and easy-to-use, to match the style of printed materials.  Webdesigners for Best Foot Forward (see sections 20;  200 to 230;  400, 430 or 450) and Stepping Forward (sections 210 Assistance, Advice and Consultants, 220 or 230;  400, 430, or 450 Energy Use and Climate Change).   (Updated Feb 2006)

McNicholas plc 
Tel 0208 200 0303  Fax 0208 205 6767
Email info@mcnicholas.plc.uk  Website www.mcnicholasplc.com  
McNicholas House, Kingsbury Road, LONDON NW9 8XE
Contact  Mr K O'Melley

Operates training centre.  Licensed thermal insulation, demolition and asbestos removal contractor to business.  Building, civil and utilities engineering.   Also at Redditch, Midlands; and Ashford, Kent.  ISO9002 accredited.  ARCA member.  (See also Difficult Wastes section 60; and Asbestos section 66.)   (Updated Aug 2002)

National Environmental Technology Centre
Tel 01235 521840 / 463806 Fax 01235 463001
Culham, ABINGDON, Oxon OX14 3DB

DTI sponsored research establishment, formed by merger of Warren Spring Laboratory with AEA Technology. Expertise in sample analysis of municipal and other mixed wastes and plant design for separation of recyclables and large scale composting. Offers a comprehensive and integrated package of science and engineering based environmental services ranging from monitoring the environment to developing motor plant engineering services.

Network Recycling

Tel 0117 942 2271 Fax 0117 914 1270
Email  info@networkrecycling.co.uk  Website www.networkrecycling.co.uk
Trelawny House, Surrey Street, BRISTOL BS2 8PS

Provides waste collection and management arrangements for special events, including festivals, to reduce, re-use and recycle as much waste as possible, promoting recycling and waste reduction.  Works in association with the Community Recycling Network.  Developed Terminal Recycling, to run recycling projects in partnership with operators of airports, ferry terminals, bus, train and motorway service stations.  Hires out the 'Reclamator' - a touring solar-powered mini-MRF with conveyor belt waste separation, for special events.  Provides waste audits, analysis and consultancy to commercial organisations and local authorities.  Markets Bin Toppers which convert a standard wheeled bin into a recycling collection point.  Founded 1994.  (Updated Feb 2005)

National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP)
Tel 0121 766 4560  Fax 0121 772 1802
Website www.nisp.org.uk  Email enquiries@nisp.org.uk 
Unit F4, The Arch, 48-52 Floodgate Street, BIRMINGHAM B5 5SL

A business-led initiative helping to connect businesses from different sectors to improve resource efficiency and cut waste, saving costs.  Between Apr and Sep 2005, in one region, has helped deliver: £27m cost savings to industry; 25 new businesses; diverted 78,000 tonnes from landfill, 200,000 tonnes CO2 reduction; £2m capital investment in reprocessing/recycling; saved 173 jobs.  Resources can be raw materials, by-products, people, skills, logistics, transport, waste, energy, and water.  Symbiosis: "the coming together of dissimilar organisms in a mutually beneficial relationship" - building networks is how nature works.   Aims over 3 years to ensure: at least 100,000 tonnes of waste is diverted from landfill in each region each year;  CO2 emissions are reduced by 600,000 tonnes a year; £40m of private investment is brought into waste projects; industry saves £10m a year through improved waste and resource management; 300 jobs are created and 300 secured.   Seeks councils to act as trailblazers to work in partnerships with business to reduce, reuse, remanufacture and recycle waste and develop Materials Resource Strategies for environmentally and economically beneficial resource management - this includes procurement of recycled and sustainably produced products, and linking up waste producers with planners and procurers.  Help and training offered in identifying and taking forward opportunities.  Case studies on website.  Funded through DEFRA's BREW (Business Resource Efficiency and Waste) programme, and working across various government agencies and departments.  Operates in 9 UK regions including Wales.  London launch was 27 Sep 2005 - contact Pallab Chatterjee, NISP London Region Co-ordinator, c/o WSP Environmental, Buchanan House, 24-30 Holborn, London EC1N 2HS, Tel 020 7314 5145, Email london@nisp.org.uk   Separate programme for Scotland (SISP).  (Updated Oct 2005)

Organic Resource Agency Ltd

Tel 01684 585423  Fax 01684 585422
Email ora@o-r-a.co.uk  Website www.o-r-a.co.uk
Malvern Hills Science Park, Geraldine Road, MALVERN, Hereford & Worcester WR14 3SZ

Consultancy, engineering and research group established 1996, specialising in sustainable waste management.  Engineering, construction and management of composting facilities, bio-mechanical waste treatment systems, waste auditing, and integrated waste management systems focusing on minimisation, reuse, composting and/or anaerobic digestion, recycling of dry materials, biomechanical treatment of residual waste, recovery of energy from materials for which no markets can be found, and disposal of inert waste to landfill.  Learnt from European partners who have achieved 80% recovery rates.  Working on the GROWS project.  (Updated Nov 2003)


Tel 08450 682 572  Fax 08450 682 532  
(Or from overseas  Tel 0044 1789 208 769  Fax 0044 1789 208 700)
Email recycle-more@valpak.co.uk, or info@valpak.co.uk (eg packaging waste regulations info)
Valpak Ltd, Stratford Business Park, Banbury Road, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON CV37 7GW

Advice on recycling at home, school and workplace.  Aiming to inform a wide range of people and organisations - householder, business person, pupil, teacher or local authority - the site is split into sections (see 'help') including:
bank locator - localised kerbside collection and bank locator information
household - recycling advice for the home, including recycling labels and products
schools - recycling activities, information and games for pupils and teachers
business - information including waste management advice and legislation
local authority - local authority directory, contacts and online database
resources - web links, glossary, downloadable recycling images
media centre - the latest environmental and recycle-more news
partners - recycle-more projects and information on who we are working with
recycling for nerds - more detailed recycling information for enthusiasts
Quick postcode search facility for your nearest recycling services/facilities.  Answers any emailed questions.  Site also has discussion forum, recycling dictionary, downloadable recycling symbols, explanations, charts and factsheets.  (Updated May 2004)

Recycling Advisory Unit, National Environmental Technology Centre
Tel 01235 463148 Fax 01235 463004
AEA Technology, F6, Culham, ABINGDON, Oxfordshire OX14 3DB

Advice on practical applications of legislation on waste electric & electronic equipment, end of life vehicles, scrap batteries, and scrap tyres.

ReMaDe Kent & Medway
Tel 01732 876617  Fax 01732 876611  
Email enquiries@remade-kentmedway.co.uk  Website www.remade-kentmedway.co.uk 
c/o Invicta Innovations, Horticulture Research International, EAST MALLING, Kent ME19 6BJ
Contact  Diana Lock, Programme Manager, diana.lock@remade-kentmedway.co.uk

Established by Kent County Council, Medway Council, Business Link Kent, The Brett Environment Trust and Kent Sustainable Business Partnership to create new markets and secondary uses for recycled materials.  Encourages businesses and local authorities to use recycled materials to minimise costs and use of virgin materials, turning "rubbish" into resources and profit.  Website provides information and tools,  industry facts and local projects.  Sections on:  i) Materials: plastic, paper, glass, organic, electrical, other;  ii) Services: business, support, green procurement, local waste recyclers/reprocessors;  and iii) Information: legislation, case studies, briefing papers.  Runs feasibility studies, trial schemes, helps with finance for projects focused on reducing waste, and spreads best environmental practice in recycling and sustainability.  Methods: a) help businesses identify and exploit opportunities from re-use of materials;  b) develop new markets for secondary materials, c) increase investment in reprocessing capacity and recycling infrastructure,  d) promote best practice, maximise local recycling rates and boost demand for products with high recycled content,  e) gain benefits by diverting resources from landfill back into local industry, and  f) expand the environmental technologies sector.
   (Updated Jan 2004)

Website  www.recyclenowpartners.org.uk 
Email  rotate@wrap.org.uk 

esource for individuals and organisations including local authorities, community groups and retailers involved in promoting waste awareness to the general public.  Artwork, photo library, communications toolkit, advice and guidance.  Case studies and recycling statistics for 2003 on site.  Recycling and Organics Technical Advisory Team (ROTATE) is a technical advisory service for English local authorities, providing support and advice on separate collection of dry recyclables and organic wastes.  Contact: Alison Day, ROTATE Co-ordinator, WRAP, The Old Academy, 21 Horse Fair, Banbury, OX16 0AH, Tel 01295 819661, Fax 01295 819911.  The campaign builds on previous national and regional waste awareness and recycling initiatives, such as Rethink Rubbish.   (Updated Feb 2005)

Save Waste And Prosper (SWAP)
Tel 0113 243 8777 Fax 0113 234 4222
74 Kirkgate, LEEDS, West Yorks LS2 7DJ
Email swap@geo2.poptel.org.uk  or mail@swap-web.co.uk  Website  www.wasteweb.com/swap/

Independent company and consultancy, working to achieve environmental improvement, advising all sectors on practical and sustainable waste management, with emphasis on redesigning processes to introduce source separation, and on working with supply chains.  Broad range of clients.  Also experienced in recycling and minimising household waste, working with NGOs, and communicating issues to public.  Produced recycling guide and worked with local and national government.  Also see section 200.  Manages Community Re>Paint scheme, see section 130.  Developed WasteWeb, section 290.  (Updated Nov 2002)

Stepping Forward 
Tel 01865 250818 
Website www.steppingforward.org.uk  Email
c/o Best Foot Forward, The Future Centre, 115 Magdalen Road, OXFORD OX4 1RQ
General enquiries - Claire Stentiford at Best Foot Forward: 

Project encompassing resource flow analysis, ecological footprint analysis and sustainability assessment of the entire South West England region.  Different research responsibilities were allocated between Best Foot Forward (see above), and Energy for Sustainable Development (ESD) www.esd.co.uk (or also see our section 450 Energy Use and Climate Change for similar organisations).  For further information and technical details on certain components covered in the report, you can contact the relevant researchers from their website's Contact section. 

The website is the primary publication medium for the project's series of reports.  Two of the six reports have been printed, but all six are available online.  Visitors can browse through the reports page-by-page online, or download PDF versions.  The website presents a huge amount of technical information in many pages (130+), with clear layout and simple navigation.  Results are presented in a series of separate reports, each providing detail on a different aspect of the project.  The Summary Report draws together key findings from the whole project.  Seven main themes or components, each discussed in terms of consumption, ecological footprint and associated CO2 emissions, with any other significant issues. Scenarios for some components examine effects of changes such as new technology, potential future consumption and implementation of current government targets of reduction.  They take current national and regional targets and best practice into consideration.  Components are:  Energy, Materials, products and waste, Food, Transport, Water, Land use, Emissions to air.  Presented results give an overview of project findings. Individual reports give in-depth analysis and methodology descriptions.  Website designed by Lumpy Lemon, see section 210 Assistance, Advice and Consultants.  Project funded by Biffaward, South West Regional Development Agency and South West England Environment Trust.   (Updated Nov 2005)

Stone & Webster Engineering Ltd

Tel 01908 668844 Fax 01908 602211
500 Elder Gate, MILTON KEYNES, Bucks MK9 1BA

Large consultancy in water and solid waste technology, environmental audits, waste minimisation through process engineering, comprehensive modelling capability.

Sustainability Ltd
Tel 0207 937 9996 Fax 0207 937 7447
49-53 Kensington High Street
Website http://www.sustainability.co.uk  Email info@sustainability.co.uk

Wide experience on environmental auditing, policy and strategy formulation. Authors of 'Green Consumer Guide' and 'Green Business Guide'. Produces monthly review of key world events relating to sustainable development. Promotes concept of the 'triple bottom line' - social, environmental and economic factors must be taken into account together. Director John Elkington's latest publication is 'Cannibals with Forks'.

Symonds Travers Morgan

Tel 0207 421 2000 Fax 0207 421 2222
Head Office, 24/30 Holborn, LONDON EC1N 2LX

Large environmental engineering, transport and waste management consultancy - part of Compagnie General des Eaux. Skills include air quality, contaminated waste water, landscape and development planning, environmental auditing and management, recycling and waste to energy. Nine offices in England and Wales. Reading office: 202 Kings Road, Reading, Berks RG1 4JJ, Tel 01734 573350. An office at Newark, Notts operates as Symonds Power & Energy, an energy consultancy specialising in CHP systems.

UK Waste Management Ltd

Tel 01494 449 944 Fax 01494 537 779
Gate House, Castle Estate, Head Office, Turnpike Road, HIGH WYCOMBE, Bucks HP12 3NR

Fully integrated group. 62 sites throughout UK including four in London and northern home counties. Collection / disposal / treatment of all classes of solid and liquid wastes; operation of landfills, treatment plants, civic amenity sites; MRFs; contaminated land remediation; chemicals collection; special events servicing; industrial cleansing including high pressure jetting and tank cleaning; composting; waste auditing and minimisation consultancy. ESA member.

Waste Watch 
Tel 020 7 549 0300  Fax 0207 549 0301  
56-64 Leonard Street, LONDON EC2A 4JX
Email info@wastewatch.org.uk  Website www.wastewatch.org.uk

National co-ordinating body providing training and advice for existing and potential community groups interested in waste prevention, reduction, reuse and recycling.  Works with local and national government, promoting environmental benefits of waste minimisation on society and the economy.  Aims for positive change in attitudes and behaviour to producing and managing waste.  Runs seminars and conferences, and produces regular newsletters and information sheets.  Developed KAT (Kerbside Analysis Tool) to help councils assess the cost and practicality of different kerbside collection options, including recycling on estates.  Wasteline is a service answering questions on all aspects of waste.  Waste Watch's London network of Waste Alert Clubs help both to save businesses money and reduce waste.  The website
www.wasteonline.org.uk is a useful source of information on the waste industry.  The website www.recycledproducts.org.uk includes a database of products with recycled content - formerly compiled and maintained by Waste Watch, and originally called Buy Recycled, it is now run by WRAP (below).  Has own Communications Consultancy which reduces actual waste (Tel 020 7549 0328, kathryn@wastewatch.org.uk).  (Updated Sep 2005)

The Wight Green Centre
Tel 01983 532121  Fax 01983 520230
Email wightgreencentre@btconnect.com  Website under construction
117 Lower St James St, Newport, ISLE OF WIGHT PO30 5HE

Signposting organisation for local environmental and recycling projects, offering information and advice.  Runs Ecobiz project (funded by European Social Fund), offering free environmental consultation for businesses and other organisations.  Also runs The Woodshed community project in partnership with the Prison Service: inmates from the local prison learn new skills by making all sorts of products - like toy boxes, benches and shelves - from "waste" wood.  Products are sold to raise cash for the project.  Some wood will be given free to other hard-pressed local groups and charities.  For more info contact Lois Prior on 01983 532889.  Centre open 9am-5pm Mon-Sat.  (Updated May 2004)

WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme)
Freephone 0808 100 2040  Tel 01295 819906 / 819936   Fax 01295 819911 / 819917
Email  helpline@wrap.org.uk   Website  www.wrap.org.uk
The Old Academy, 21 Horse Fair, BANBURY, Oxon OX16 0AH

Not-for-profit body in the private sector, set up to remove barriers to sustainable waste minimisation, re-use and recycling.  Works and liaises with community, public, private, and recycling and secondary materials sectors.  Seeks innovators and partners to accelerate resource efficiency, and create and develop stable, efficient markets for recycled materials and products.  Facilitates tenders and grants in many areas.  Also working on paper, wood glass, and plastics, and other initiatives:  Organics composted products information service;  ROTATE (Recycling and Organics Technical Advisory Team) supports and advises English local authorities on separate collection of dry recyclables and organic wastes; 'hands on' support customised to authorities' needs;  Recycled Products Guide www.recycledproducts.org.uk is an easily searchable directory of over 3200 recycled products, from watering cans to clothing and waste bins to fences; also includes forums, and information about recycled materials and other waste-related websites at http://www.recycledproducts.org.uk/buy-recycled/links.asp#top  eQuip Residual Value Guarantee (RVG) Scheme helps recycling companies secure finance by guaranteeing future residual value of machinery needed, set up with a panel of banks and leasing companies who will consider leasing to the recycling sector;  Materials Pricing Report (produced by ICIS-LOR for WRAP) with up-to-date information on market prices of recyclables, to assist decisions on buying and where to sell recyclable materials;  AggRegain Service (see 21 Soil and aggregate recycling), using Aggregates Levy funds for research and action to reduce demand for primary materials by encouraging reuse and recycling of aggregate.  Useful website has links to these schemes, and Waste minimisation (including composting, retail and nappies), Materials, Business and finance, and Procurement sections.  Supported by funding from DEFRA, the DTI and the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (see WasteBook entries under Central Government).  (Updated Aug 2004)