How to Re-use Guides

The Studio, Birmingham, 14 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Thursday, 8 October, 2015 - 09:30 - 16:30

Are you a Local Authority Officer looking to improve re-use in your area?  Are you a re-use organisation wanting to work in partnership with your local authority to capture more re-usable items from their bulky waste?  Are you a waste management company looking to re-use and recycle more through your contacts?

Our workshop, based on WRAP's recently published How to Re-use Guides’,  will equip you with the knowledge required to take steps to effectively boost re-use. Exploring key themes, the morning will focus on how to -
• make re-use a strategic priority
• establish a re-use baseline for your area
• set up and run a re-use forum
• produce a re-use action plan
• write a communications plan to boost re-use

In the afternoon we will focus on providing more re-use at your HWRCs or through your bulky waste collections, and how to engage with registered social housing providersThe workshop will help you engage with key stakeholders and evaluate potential opportunties through a proven methodology, and monitor progress of projects to re-use more items. 

This workshop aims to demonstrate how the ‘How to Re-use Guides’ can be used to boost re-use. The workshop brings together local authority, third and private sector staff to share experience on the process of developing a re-use action plan and exemplify good practice.

Participating in the workshop will enable delegates to -
• make re-use at strategic priority
• establish a re-use baseline for your area
• set up and run a re-use forum
• produce a re-use action plan
• write a communications plan to boost re-use

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course the delegates will be able to -
• identify strategic drivers and local motivations for re-use
• appraise various options for improving re-use and engaging with key stakeholders, specifically through bulky waste collections and HWRCs
• implement change by action planning, including establishing a baseline, and monitoring progress
• communicate re-use through effective planning and access to free tools and templates

Course Preparation by Participants
On 24th February 2015, WRAP launched its Partnerships are the Key to Success (PAKTS) initiative, which consists of a suite of materials and includes the delivery of this workshop on the importance of re-use and partnership working. Andrea Grimson will email delegates two weeks in advance of the workshop to encourage them to review the 'How to Guides' available on the PAKTS section of the WRAP website here. A little time spent researching or updating local knowledge of re-use options and key stakeholders would also be useful.

Summary of Programme



09.30 – 10.00

Arrival and networking

10:00 – 10.15

House-keeping, introductions and purpose

10:15 – 11:15

1.    How to make re-use a strategic priority

11:15 – 11:45

2.    How to establish a re-use baseline

11:45 – 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 – 12:30

3.    How to produce a re-use action plan

12:30 – 13:00

4.    How to write a re-use communications plan

13:00 – 13:45

Lunch and networking

13:45 – 14:15

5.    How to set up a re-use forum

14:15 – 14:45

6.    How to engage with registered social housing providers to encourage re-use projects

14:50 – 15:15

7.    How to encourage re-use in bulky waste collections

15:15 – 16:15

8.    How to provide re-use at HWRCs

16:15 – 16:30

Summing up, feedback and close


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