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County waste minimization programmes: a case study from Northamptonshire, UK

Phillips, P. S., Clarkson, P. A., Adams, J., Read, A. D. and Coggins, P. C. (2003) County waste minimization programmes: a case study from Northamptonshire, UK. Sustainable Development. 11(2), pp. 103-118. 0968-0802.

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Abstract: The UK Sustainable Development Strategy requires that society strive to make prudent use of natural resources so as to protect the environment and maintain high and stable levels of economic growth and employment. The Waste Strategy for England and Wales emphasises the need to reduce the amount of waste produced through the adoption of waste minimisation methodology. Waste minimization clubs have been a key element in the UK programme to introduce more sustainable practice into industry and commerce. Northamptonshire, a county in the East Midlands of England, has benefited from 14 waste minimisation/resource efficiency projects, within a county programme, that have run between 1998 and 2001. This is the largest number in any county in England. This has been possible because of the formation of a large and inclusive partnership that contains all the key local and regional players. Performance indicators have been developed to direct the county programme as it strives to introduce more sustainable waste management practice. The Northamptonshire model has led to a catalysed uptake of sustainable waste management practice and has resulted in greatly improved competitiveness in some 270 companies, thereby contributing to the maintenance of stable levels of economic activity.
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD783 Municipal refuse. Solid wastes > TD793.9 Waste minimisation
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE300 Environmental management
Creators: Phillips, Paul S, Clarkson, Paul Anthony, Adams, Julie, Read, Adam D and Coggins, P Chris
Publisher: Wiley Interscience
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Environment
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Research into Sustainable Wastes Management
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Science and Technology (2010-2016)
Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Environmental Science
Research Centres > Environment Research Group
Date: 2003
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 103-118
Journal or Publication Title: Sustainable Development
Volume: 11
Number: 2
Language: English
ISSN: 0968-0802
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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