We already have many solutions. The resources page points to useful information and support organisations. We now need to adapt and adopt them:
do more, waste less …
demand more, waste less …
Below are some of the available resources for UK-based Councils, Local Authorities and community initiatives to help deliver and support programmes, and make progress on delivering more repair and reuse capability.
Suez have published a guide for councils and local authorities on how to increase their focus on circularity, reuse and repair. Solutions for stuff provides practical guidance for direct action, approaches to influence others or simply to signpost.
– There are specific initiatives in London, like ReLondon, helping boroughs reduce waste, recycle more and embed circular practices. The One World Living (OWL) programme is one of seven London-wide local authority climate progammes. For electricals there is a specific OWL fact sheet identifying potential actions and resources.
– In Northern Ireland, the NI Resources Network provides information on funds and grants available.
Some waste operators, like Suez have been promoting and moving towards more reuse at their waste collection centres, diverting reusable (and repairable) goods from waste. WRAP have estimated that almost £300m in sales value could be realised from re-using WEEE each year in the UK.