Publications from the eight European Pathway to Zero Waste workstreams.
Task 2 - Novel approaches to waste crime
Pilot of novel approaches
EPOW has piloted three projects with the objective to “test the effectiveness of novel public sector led approaches to reducing waste crime which will support emerging new business markets for the reuse of recovered materials.” The summary of our findings and details of the pilots are available as a report.
EPOW waste tyre crime report
Independent consultants commissioned by EPOW researched the used tyre market and reviewed a number of public-sector led waste tyre campaigns, including campaigns by Environment Agency South East and local authorities in London and the South East.
The review recommended some improvements in the design and execution of campaigns, in particular a lack of consistency and standardisation in the type and format of data collected.
The Environment Agency are adopting these recommendations.
Local Authority waste exports good practice guide
EPOW, with the help of external consultants and Environment Agency staff, produced a good practice guide on the management of waste exports for the use of Local Authorities (primarily) in the South East of England.
This guidance document covers the legislative requirements from the point of collection to treatment, constraints to exporting waste, good practice recommendations, and case studies provided by Local Authorities.
Task 4 - Creating a trading platform for sustainable products
Commodity Market Feasibility Study
EPOW, with the help of independent consultants, carried out extensive research to do an initial market analysis and feasibility study for an end of waste commodity market.
Commodity Market Feasibility Report (PDF, 1.28MB)
Conditions for a commodity market for end-of-waste materials
EPOW, with the help of independent consultants, carried out extensive research into the pre-conditions necessary for a commodity exchange for end-of-waste materials, with a focus on wood waste markets.
Wood Waste Commodity Market Summary (PDF, 188KB)