24th Jul 2007

ECORRN's Achievements

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  • Developing ECORRN through regular Management Committee Meetings and wider meetings
  • Holding of events including one on the Waste, Electric, Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) in March, regular events on developing re-use and business plans, and on funding bids
  • Development of the 2005/6 'Essex Re-Use Partnership' with local re-use groups, Essex County Council and other Essex Councils
  • Government agreeing in principle to adopt re-use credits and a re-use performance indicator
  • Survey and directory work on groups and recent bulky waste surveys to all 12 Essex Councils
  • Business Plan work, assisting projects
  • New Partnerships, like Millrace IT and RDC

Networking and expanding support is a key requirement to maximise organisations' contributions to the waste dilemma.

We now want to see infrastructure develop regionally that will ensure groups in Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, and in unitary councils like Luton and Thurrock get at least as much support in the future, and are recognised in wider local and regional agendas including The East of England Development Agency (EEDA), Go East, etc.

Through regional training and events, organisations and their people, will develop not just the environmental benefits of re-use, but also the economic and social benefits (known together as the triple bottom line), including raising vital funds for a range of new sustainable activities (including delivery of local services), volunteering opportunities, training, job creation and support for people on low incomes, which overall will offer people a better quality of life.

The Network already has over 140 members but is keen to see more members join. Membership is currently free. If you wish to join please register here.

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