EQual project publishes final layman's report
The final layman's report has been published by the EQual programme.
The EQual programme aimed to provide knowledge and tools to help businesses to:
- make the best use of resources
- reduce the amount of waste to landfill
- reduce the environmental impact of their business
- reduce costs by improving regulatory clarity and consistency
- reduce the burden on businesses of environmental regulation
- increase market confidence in the use of these materials
The programme was an innovative partnership led by the Environment Agency in England with partners from other regulatory agencies and business sectors: Rijkswaterstaat (Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment); Northern Ireland Environment Agency; the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM); Energy UK; Organics Recycling Group, part of the Renewable Energy Association (REA); and the Environmental Services Association. It was also funded by the EU Life+ Programme. The programme partners were supported by an extended programme board which included representatives of key industry sectors and bodies such as: the National Farmers Union; Michelin Tyres plc; the Mineral Products Association; the Welsh Assembly Government; the Local Government Association; and the Highways Agency.
The report includes details on two web-based tools to assist businesses in the End of Waste decision making process that were developed by EQual.
- The IsItWaste? Tool
- The Quality Protocol (QP) Checker.
These free tools take a step by step approach to self assessment of End of Waste processes.
Full report can be downloaded HERE.
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