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Profit from your Waste: Introducing WRAP's New Valorisation Tool


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Biorenewables Development Centre


12th July 2018

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Biorenewables Development Centre, 1 Hassacarr Close, Chessingham Park, Dunnington, YO19 5SN

According to WRAP figures, 1.7 Mt of food waste is generated each year by the UK’s manufacturing companies. However, whilst these types of manufacturing by-products are often considered a waste, they could generate income, rather than disposal costs. New technologies are now providing interesting alternatives, such as: converting bread waste into pharmaceuticals, potato starch into batteries or household waste into high value chemicals. 

Join BDC specialists to discover how your wastes and by-products could be put to good use. Working in a close group of no more than five companies this intensive, practical workshop will provide an opportunity for you to:

  • Explore how to derive value from your bio-based wastes and by-products with help from BDC experts
  • Consider different options for converting waste to products, and compare the potential revenue and reduced costs associated with those options
  • Learn how to use the “Value from Waste and By-Products” analysis tool, for developing ideas into commercial propositions; designed to:
    o Help companies compare and decide between different value from waste options
    o Provide a structured process for building a business case by evaluating the technical, 
    commercial and business parameters for each option
  • Find out about additional support and funding available and plan your next steps to make feasible ideas happen

This event is aimed at companies with a bio-based waste stream that incurs disposal costs, or generates little or no revenue or the person/people responsible for any or all of the following: waste management, sustainability, lean or continuous improvements and R&D/technology or facility managers.

So, please do come along to our workshop to explore ways of turning costly waste into a valuable income stream for your business.