Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Let's Recycle: "London Reuse Network almost 50% behind target"

Boris and Joanna:
Link to Let's Recycle web site

The London Reuse Network, intended to be ‘the most ambitious developing reuse model anywhere in the world’, is set to fall short of its reuse target by almost 50% this financial year.
[So who is managing this? Who is the big cheese, providing the intellectual powerhouse of ideas and political ambition behind the whole project?]
In a report by the London Waste and Recycling Board, Clyde Loakes, chair of the London Reuse Network Partnership Board, revealed that the network only expects to reuse 1,400 tonnes of material in 2011/12, which is 48% short of its target.

"... Funding had been released to two schemes: 
  • a depot at Restore Community Projects in Tottenham, which was granted £368,000; and
  • a hub at Barnet Reuse Centre in Frien [sic] Barnet, which in total will receive £208,000.

Link to 21 March London Conference web site

"This year’s London Conference on recycling and waste management will feature new ideas and solutions to deliver good services efficiently. With the involvement of the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), the event will look at what is available to help local authorities make the most of their services, ensuring value, whilst maintaining standards.

"It will include detailed guidance on the Board’s work on efficiencies, plus the opportunity to interact with the team. High-level input to the event will include presentations from iESE [we've no idea], Local Partnerships, and London Councils with a ‘setting the scene’ address from James Cleverly, Chair of LWARB.

"Afternoon sessions will include: 
  • The changing role of the civic amenity site; 
  • Food waste; 
  • Costs, equipment & infrastructure; 
  • WEEE [whatever] and the Digital switchover – what it means for councils and their contractors; and 
  • Communications: How to get funding for your borough – Recycle for London.
**LWARB ARE OFFERING LONDON LOCAL AUTHORITIES ONE FREE DELEGATE PLACE EACH AT THE LONDON CONFERENCE** If you would like to take advantage of this special offer, please contact iona smith on 020 7633 4526 OR"

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