March 30th, 2012

Bringing it all back home

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by Claire Stonier and Peter Jones

 

If you work at home from time to time, is the waste you produce there domestic or commercial? How about if you manage you computer repair business from your spare room? Or if you run a child minding business in your house?

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February 3rd, 2012

Taking their work home with them

Claire Stonier

by Claire Stonier

 

The experience of local authorities is that when you constrain the volume of waste that householders can set out – whether by banning side waste, reducing bin sizes, or cutting collection frequency – the effect is to reduce waste arisings. It is commonly assumed that much of this represents genuine waste prevention – householders cutting down what they throw away, perhaps through home composting, or just by using less. But how much is down to illegitimate commercial waste being diverted from the household stream?

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