Environmental Information Exchange

Who can benefit from being waste efficient?

EiE have worked with the following sectors to promote waste efficiency. For more detail on some of these examples, please see our Case Studies.

Businesses

EiE has delivered over 1000 waste audits providing recommendations for more efficient waste management and waste processes that can lead to reduced waste and cost savings. Examples of advice include: details of arranging a recycling contract, reducing paper use, engaging staff about new procedures, segregating high value recyclate, and planning for changes to waste strategies.

Public sector

Local councils have used EiE’s knowledge and skills to provide training and advice to support waste reduction in schools, the NHS, local businesses, universities, households, and parish councils.  Aims include: how to carry out a waste audit and motivate others in their organisation to assist with setting targets to reduce waste and measuring and monitoring the success of their efforts.

Education

SEEP (Schools’ Energy Efficiency Programme) is EiE’s headline project for working with secondary schools in Oxfordshire to engage their staff and students in reducing their overall environmental impact.  Waste reduction is often part of larger environmental projects in schools. EiE works with a range of secondary, primary, and other education institutions.  While energy is often a larger focus, waste and recycling is an important part of improving environmental behaviour.

EiE also works with facilities staff at universities and further education colleges to manage and reduce waste as well as to motivate students and staff.

Charities

EiE is developing its volunteer programme to assist with waste reduction at charities.  The aim will be to encourage and oversee the measuring, monitoring, and analysis of waste for reduction opportunities.  The volunteer scheme will also assist local small businesses.