Here are some examples of work produced by Beyond Waste's people.

  • Beyond Waste has completed a six-month investigation into the sources, quantities, current and potential routes of key Bulky Waste materials in South East England. This included a carbon impact assessment and an international practice review.

    Remade South East initiated a bid to ERDF via SEEDA for a project to move the agenda on diverting bulky waste from landfill in the South East. Project partners were recruited to carry out trials on a range of materials and using different treatment methods. As part of this it commissioned Beyond Waste to undertake a survey of different sources and organisations to quantify and identify the routes available to increase the exploitation of specified bulky waste landfill diversion opportunities in the region.

    The final report represents the output of a 6 month intensive research project into arisings and flows within the South East region of waste materials that may be regarded as 'bulky' or 'difficult'. This covers materials that either pose a disposal challenge at landfill or mass burn incinerators or offer an obvious diversion opportunity given the necessary infrastructure. The intention was to generate baseline data that may help quantify the market opportunity; to identify business opportunities; and to promote the development of stronger relationships between waste management companies, social enterprises and local authorities so that collaborative market solutions for these materials might be developed. The report outlines existing initiatives, identifies potential gaps in market and geographical and recommends how these gaps might be filled. The wider context of the ERDF project may allow some of these possibilities to be explored further, translating the written word to practical action.

  • Beyond Waste with support from Alliance Planning recently completed production of the inaugural Strategic Waste Monitoring Report for the South East on behalf of SERTAB. It presents the latest position on waste data for the region drawing on a wide range of sources. It also present an assessment of progress towards the Regional Spatial Strategy Policy Targets, a discussion of the gaps in waste data, recommends how these might be filled and how local policy can move forward in the absence of cast iron data sets.

  • Assessing the Potential for Combined Heat and Power and Distributed Heat in South East England. The South East England Partnership Board commissioned Beyond Waste, working with TV Energy and RPS, to undertake research to identify where there is the most potential for developing Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and Distributed Heat systems in the South East of England. The opportunities identified are based on an assessment of waste heat sources and potential heat demand.

  • Giving waste materials a second life: an article from Waste Management World covering interim report on Phase 2 of project looking at recyclate markets in selected EU states. At a time when the imperative is to make the EU a recycling society, there is a growing focus on the availability of capacity to process the collected materials back to product. Particular concern has been expressed in some countries (such as the UK) about a growing dependency on exports to the Far East.

  • Scoping review: waste management in the Construction & Civil Engineering Sector in E England. In March 2006 Beyond Waste was commissioned by the East of England Regional Assembly to undertake a scoping review of waste management in the Construction & Civil Engineering Sector in the East of England. This consisted of a review of current sources of data around arisings and management routes that waste from the sector follows, and a survey of construction/civil engineering companies active within the East of England Region, to understand how current practices may be changing and what drivers influence this.

  • Scoping review: recycling and reprocessing in SE England (full set of reports). The South East England Regional Development Agency (SEEDA) commissioned Beyond Waste to undertake a scoping review of recycling and reprocessing capacity and associated infrastructure within the region. The project is intended to inform the development of a shared regional vision for integrated resource management being guided by SEEDA's Waste Market Development Group. Its prime purpose is to assess the current shape of the region's recycling and reprocessing infrastructure, to baseline current recycling activity (and thereby identify any gaps) and to anticipate future needs in the light of future anticipated growth in recycling activity (and identify any opportunities presented).

  • Review of Recycling Capacity in Selected EU States & Regions. A report on a pan-European research project into recycling markets for SEERA. The research builds on findings from another project, undertaken for SEEDA, looking at recycling markets in the South East of England. It seeks, amongst other things, to establish how the balance of reprocessing capacity and exports compares with other EU states and regions.

  • Material Exchange Review. A report giving a review of waste and material exchanges operating within South East England. Research undertaken on behalf of SECBE, the regional delivery agent for the Constructing Excellence agenda, and funded by SEEDA.

  • Let's Talk Rubbish! (PDF), a presentation to a community event organised by eco-footprints. Ideas on how we can all make a difference - become a smart shopper, buy with recycling in mind, ways to recycle, where it goes when it leaves the comfort of our homes, and what's done with it.

  • Report on SEEDA Waste Market Development Group visioning event. This event was convened in November 2005 to input to the regional recycling and reprocessing capacity project Beyond Waste was commissioned to undertake.

  • Waste Management Sector WDF Engagement. Report for Kent County Council (PDF).

  • Overview of hazardous waste management in the South East Region (PDF available on request). A rapid review of data and practices by waste producers and operators for this critical waste stream reveals significant data gaps and some encouraging trends.

  • A strategic study of UK research and development needs, including a comprehensive review of waste and resource policy drivers, co-authored by Alan Potter (PDF available on request).

  • An in-depth review of the waste planning system to input to the review of PPG10, co-authored by Alan Potter (PDF available on request).

  • Alan Potter's lead proof presented on behalf of Lewes District Council at the Public Inquiry into the East Sussex Waste Local Plan, including a detailed critique of a WISARD based BPEO assessment, and an alternative BPEO approach and delivery strategy (PDF available on request).

  • An in-depth study of interregional waste flows in Southern England (PDF available on request), co-authored by Alan Potter.

  • Alan Potter's thoughts on reforming the planning system following in depth review in 2004 (PDF available on request).


  • This is a phenomenally important piece of work.

    - Professor Pat Harvey

  • Absolutely professional - I can see we are in good hands.

    - Pathway to Zero Waste

  • We chose the right specialist consultancy to do the job.

    - John Lewis Partnership

  • You've achieved more in 3 months than we achieved in 3 years!

    - A satisfied client

  • Many thanks for your continued support... You have achieved far more in a few months than we achieved in two years.

    - NetRegs development project manager, Enivronment Agency

  • You've done a terrific job.

    - Another satisfied client.

  • Your input on this has been very much appreciated, and thanks once again for keeping me up to speed throughout the process.

    - Principal Minerals and Waste Planning Officer, West Berkshire Council

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