UNLOCKING WASTED POTENTIAL

The bioresources sector is quickly gaining traction and possesses vast future growth potential; in 2016 the UK waste and recycling sectors generated a turnover of £18.1 bn, with a gross value added (GVA) of £6.7 bn [1].However despite the UK producing 200 million tonnes per year, currently only 55% is either recycled for further use (44%), recovered (10%) or used for energy recovery (1%).[2] The remaining portion of this market represents a significant opportunity to sustainably capture and fully realise resource value. In this blog we share the four key themes emerging from the conference and what they mean for the industry.

7 WAYS TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND WELLBEING

The International Well Building Institute (IWBI) provides one of the world’s leading standards to improve health and wellbeing through the design and operation of the built environment. Based on significant multi-disciplinary research with input from both health and built environment professionals, the standard provides seven key concepts to help create healthier and more productive environments and cultures.