Alpha-Financials contributes to several EPOW AEA workshops on Waste Infrastructure. (May –July 2012) Results announced at the RWM Exhibition Sept 11-13, NEC Birmingham.
Our company contributed to the discussions in May, June and July, including visits to the Agrivert AD plant in Carringdon, Reading’s MRF and Viridor and Grundon’s Slough EfW plant. The EPOW (European Pathway to Zero Waste) programme’s current priority is to explore how the development of waste infrastructure can be de-risked and supported through enhanced partnership working. AEA’s work is addressing this priority. AEA estimates around 2 Mtpa of additional recycling, composting and recovery infrastructure will be required in the L&SE regions for C&I waste alone. A fundamental aspect of the study, is to understand the viewpoints and experiences of those that have successfully delivered infrastructure, are trying to develop infrastructure, are involved in the decision making process or are affected by the current landscape of business waste management. 16 facilitated workshops are being hosted across the London and the South East region during May and July 2012, where stakeholders will have a chance to reflect on the work to date and influence the final report which will provide information for key decision makers within London and the South East. A summary of the project based on literature review and initial stakeholder discussions, can be viewed here. http://www.aeat.com/cms/assets/Campaigns/London-and-South-East-Waste-Infrastructure/Executive-summaryEPOW.pdf Alpha-Financials added their experience of how to overcome current financing difficulties and increased its knowledge by absorbing the input of many other disciplines which provided views on the planning, technological and public perception barriers.