Posts in Category: Sustainable Development

Newport City Council - Increasing Recycling: Waste Awareness Wales (WAW) Project 

Campaign to increase recycling rates for food as well as dry recycling via a targeted approach

The aim of this project was to increase recycling rates for food waste and dry recyclate
through a targeted approach. The following projected outcomes were sought:

  • 5% increase in participation rates for dry recycling. 4% tonnage increase for dry recyclate.
  • Tonnage saved from landfill / disposal estimated 228 tonnes per annum.
  • Landfill tax / disposal costs saved £18,240 per annum.

The WAW Segmentation Toolkit was used to determine the most cost effective method of
reaching householders who were encouraged to recycle more food and dry recyclate and the
effectiveness of door stepping was monitored and evaluated.
Staff members were trained to plan and conduct a doorstepping campaign, to understand its
role in improving recycling rates - this contributed towards ‘Green Growth’.

Participation monitoring was done on four different routes each day over the course of a
week; this was repeated for three weeks, after which, officers were able to identify and visit
properties failing to recycle during the monitoring period. A further three weeks of participation
monitoring took place after completion of the door stepping phase.
The Full House Recycling campaign ran during February and March and the following
additional actions were also carried out:

  • Press release about the door stepping campaign which appeared in the South Wales Argus and on the council’s website.
  • Design and print of a Full House Recycling Guide for residents in pilot areas.
  • Supplement in Newport Matters replicating the recycling guide for all Newport residents
  • Featured content on the homepage of the council website about recycling around the home.
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City and County of Swansea Small WEEE Reuse Trial  

Communication campaign to increase reuse

Following discussion between the Welsh Government and a number of smaller WEEE
treatment facilities (‘Accredited Authorised Treatment Facilities’ or ‘AATF’s’) during 2013, it is
considered that current local authority collection arrangements for small household WEEE do
not necessarily lend themselves to preparing WEEE for re-use.
The purpose of this trial is to demonstrate to local authorities the inherent value in collecting
WEEE in a source-segregated manner to prepare for re-use, or where this is not possible, to
break for spares and repair, or to manually dismantle to enhance the capture of critical raw

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 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  09/01/2015   Categories: Reuse Sustainable Development Waste Awareness Wales Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
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Sustainability Index for Schools 

Caerphilly CBC
The aim of this project is to develop a Sustainability Index for Schools in partnership with the New Economics Foundation (NEF), Torfaen County Borough Council, Carmarthenshire County Council and Keep Wales Tidy (Eco Schools Wales). The Index is to... read more
 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  23/04/2014   Categories: Sustainable Development WLGA
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Agile Working Policy 

Monmouthshire CC
The Staff Travel Survey was commissioned to inform the Agile Working Policy being developed by Monmouthshire County Council. The context of the study includes the development of a new headquarters in Usk, planned for completion in 2012... read more
 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  23/04/2014   Categories: Sustainable Development WLGA
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Sustainable Regeneration Implementation Plan: Pilot on the Tawe Riverside Corridor Strategy 

City and County of Swansea
The main aim of this project was to develop and pilot a model Sustainable Regeneration Implementation Plan that can be adapted and replicated to be used on other key regeneration sites both in Swansea and in other local authority areas. The purpose... read more
 Posted by Good Practice Wales
  23/04/2014   Categories: Sustainable Development WLGA
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