WRAP Separate Food Waste Collection Trials
I have been instrumental in defining best practice and performance benchmarks for food waste collections in the UK. I provided extensive technical support for the evaluation of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) supported food waste collection trials, carried out in 19 local authorities across the UK. A wide range of data was collated and analysed to investigate which factors were significant in affecting food waste yields across the trials and to draw out practical lessons for the separate collection of food waste by local authorities. I have since assisted WRAP in updating food waste yield benchmarks.
I have advised extensively on the environmental, operational and financial implications of collecting food waste, in particular the design of collection options and development of business cases for implementing food waste collections for five local authorities in Scotland in the Clyde Valley region on behalf of Zero Waste Scotland.