Waste Prevention: the role of community Waste Prevention Advisors in West Sussex

Marie Harder, Ryan Woodard

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As the need for managing our waste sustainably becomes more apparent policy makers are revising their strategies and placing more focus on waste prevention. At European level a waste prevention target is being considered for inclusion in the revision of the Directive on Waste and for the first time waste prevention targets have been set at national level. In order to meet these ambitious targets it is clear that all stakeholders including local and central government, manufacturers, retailers, waste management companies and the public will have to work in partnership. This paper presents the Waste Prevention Advisor initiative - this ambitious project is a partnership between West Sussex County Council, the district and borough councils in the county and the Waste & Energy Research Group at the University of Brighton. Volunteers attend a 30 hour waste prevention training course and on successful completion of the course they work in partnership with the Council to promote waste prevention in their own communities. This paper presents a background to the project, the structure of the training course, the impact of the initiative and plans for future development of the project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWaste and Resource Management - A Shared Responsibility, 2008
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherGolder Associates
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2008
EventWaste 2008, Waste and Resource Management - A Shared Responsibility - Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, 16-17 Sep 2008
Duration: 1 Sept 2008 → …

Publication series

NameWaste Conference Series


ConferenceWaste 2008, Waste and Resource Management - A Shared Responsibility
Period1/09/08 → …

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© 2008 Golder Associates (UK) Ltd & The Author(s) Brighton University hereby grants to Golder Associates (UK) Ltd (hereinafter called the Publisher) and its successors and assigns in business, the non-exclusive rights by way of a licence to reproduce, publish and sell throughout the world a copyright paper provisionally entitled: A brief evaluation of pilot household waste recycling incentive schemes (hereinafter called “the Work”) By M.K. Harder of the Waste & Energy Research Group, School of the Environment, University of Brighton, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 4GJ and in any reprintings of the Work, including abstracts, subject to the conditions herein: 1. it shall be acknowledged in the Work (and in all abstracts and reprints) copyright rests with Brighton University; 2. the Work shall carry an acknowledgement of the contribution in the following form: “© copyright 2008. Published with the permission of Brighton University.” 3. a) this licence covers one edition of the Work only. The Publisher agrees to obtain the permission of Brighton University to reproduce the Work, or any substantial parts thereof, in any future editions or works, such permissions not to be unreasonably withheld; b) all requests by third parties to reproduce the Work, or substantial parts thereof, if received by the Publisher, shall be forwarded to Brighton University; This licence will take effect upon receipt of the Publisher’s written acceptance of its terms, indicated by signing, dating and returning the enclosed copy to this office.


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