not, want not, with £450m of landfill funding
£450m worth of funding will be available in 2002
for projects that can reduce the UK's dependence on landfill
to dispose of waste materials.
money has been generated by the landfill tax credit scheme,
whereby companies can channel 20% of the tax they would
otherwise pay on each tonne of waste going to landfill
towards environmental research or teaching initiatives.
can apply for landfill tax credit funding through the
University’s environmental trust (ULET). The trust
has accessed funding for several projects including Professor
Ed Stentiford's work on the composting of household waste.
by UK Waste now part of BIFFA Professor
Stentiford (pictured above) has developed space
efficient composting units that can halve the time typical
systems take for waste to break down.
Barton is also funded through the landfill tax credit
scheme, measuring the impact of packaging types on waste
generated. Working in partnership with PIRA and the University
of Sheffield, his research could provide a framework for
packaging legislation, ultimately easing the burden on
consumers to recycle their household waste.
Millennium recycling project, also led by John Barton,
ran a kerbside collection scheme in Cottingley (Bradford)
and offered advice on sorting rubbish. Recovery of materials
rose from 5%, when residents did their own recycling,
to 40% when waste was collected. The work has established
a best practice for increasing household recycling.
information about ULET and past projects will be presented
at a seminar on Monday 24 June in University House. Places
need to be booked before Friday 17 May.
Contact Helen Stringer on ext 36052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.