Making the business case for resource recovery

Posted on: 28/08/2017

The Resource Recovery from Waste Annual Conference 2017 is taking place on 22nd November 2017 in Leeds.

The successful implementation of ideas, frameworks and technologies for resource recovery from waste will require the formulation of strong business cases for a variety of actors in industry and government. What are the key elements of business cases for these actors? How can business cases integrate environmental and social as well as technical and economic costs and benefits? What do business cases for resource recovery look like, and what can we learn from successful examples?

Resource Recovery from Waste (RRfW) is a 5-year, £7.2M programme of research funded by NERC, ESRC and Defra aiming to “deliver the science needed to accomplish a paradigm shift in the recovery of resources from waste”.

This year’s RRfW conference strives to present both conceptual ideas and practical experiences on the formulation of business cases for resource recovery as part of the circular economy.

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The call for abstracts is now open: full details can found here as a downloadable pdf. The deadline for submissions is the 11th September, with successful abstracts being notified by 25th September.

This year’s RRfW Annual Conference has been organised in conjunction with the European Biosolids and Organic Resources Conference, 20-21st November in Leeds.¬†The Biosolids conference will include an ‘End of Waste’ session on 21st November, co-organised with RRfW. In addition, they will be looking to hold a networking event at the end of the Biosolids Conference.¬†RRfW Annual Conference attendees are eligible for a 20% discount on the registration fee for the European Biosolids and Organic Resource Conference. The discount code will be given as part of the booking confirmation when you register for the RRfW Annual Conference.

You can find out more and register for the RRfW conference here.


If you would like to discuss innovation opportunities in the context of sustainability and the circular economy please contact KTN’s Ben Peace (Knowledge Transfer Manager, Sustainable Manufacture).

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