Taking waste out of waste – LG Magazine Article
Councils, like most sectors of society, have been feeling the pressure to constrain spending following on from the last global financial crisis. But ‘doing more with less’, as much as it sounds like a corporate cliche, is actually no bad thing. Adversity can force us to look for new and better ways of doing things. The current focus on ‘fiscal restraint’ means that when councils are looking at re-tendering their waste contracts, price and value for money are more than ever at the head of the key criteria list. The waste sector is changing at an ever-increasing rate due to new technologies and the growing realisation we need to minimise what we throw away. But I predict there will be even greater change driven by the need to innovate and find new and better ways of working.