Witness evidence from the Byker and Newcastle Waste Working Group, 2001-2003

BAN Waste witness evidence

See the Waste Strategy page for background information on the Byker and Newcastle Waste Working Group (BAN Waste), and its Select Committee inquiry into waste options for Newcastle upon Tyne, 2001-2003.

The Select Committee took evidence from the following expert evidence, in preparation for its first (interim) report in 2001.  See separate page for this and other reports from the Select Committee and the BAN Waste Community Events.  Witnesses were asked to submit written evidence in advance, and this was mounted online as soon as possible so that it could be shared (and if wanted, challenged) by other expert witnesses.  Presentations made by the experts were also made available via the website, as were detailed minutes from the Select Committee meeting relating to each expert's evidence.  All this data was publicly available via the original BAN Waste website during the Select Committee's work (and for some years after), but for technical reasons has not been available online for some years.

In order to inform the Newcastle Waste Commission established by the City Council (see Waste Strategy page for further information), all this expert evidence has again been made available from this website, at the links within the table below.  All this data remains the intellectual property of the original authors or of BAN Waste, and is only being hosted by Newcastle Green Party so that it can again be made publicly available.

 

Select Committee hearingDate of hearingExpert witnessNotes on evidenceLinks to text of evidence
Phase 1 Day 7 2001-10-22 Chris Coggins (Waste Management & Technology Centre, University of Sheffield) Not attending in person, but has submitted two papers on waste management: 1. `Data for Effective Local Waste Strategies and Plans' (here), 2. `Processing of Mixed Household and/or Mixed Municipal Waste' (under Composting, 8/10/01)
Phase 1 Day 2 2001-09-26 Eddie Wrigley (Sustainability & Environment Team, Government Office North East) Role of GO-NE and Government strategy Waste 2000
Phase 1 Day 1 2001-09-20 Barry Rowland (Directory of Cityworks, Newcastle City Council) Baseline information on the current domestic waste stream in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Phase 1 Day 1 2001-09-20 Sean Pruce, Environment Agency The Environment Agency's general views of waste management
Phase 1 Day 5 2001-10-11 Tyne Bridge Friends of the Earth (not attending in person, but have submitted evidence) Recycling in Action: summary of report by Community Recycling Network for Friends of the Earth
Phase 1 Day 4 2001-10-08 Community Composting Network (CCN) CCN will not be attending in person, but have supplied a copy of the evidence submitted to the House of Commons inquiry on sustainable waste management (September 2000)
Phase 1 Day 1 2001-09-20 Pete Stevens (environmental consultant, Save Waste And Prosper Ltd) Background information about Save Waste And Prosper (SWAP)
Phase 1 Day 2 2001-09-26 Ian Bowles (ASDA supermarket) Written evidence from ASDA Stores Ltd: their representative did not turn up to the hearing, but submitted this document afterwards
Phase 1 Day 4 2001-10-08 Fred Audley (Senrec Ltd) Not attending in person, but has submitted evidence about the Senrec Ltd compost operation (formerly Morganics Recycling Ltd)
Phase 1 Day 2 2001-09-26 Dennis Martin (CO-OP supermarket) Outline of actions taken by Co-op North East
Phase 1 Day 2 2001-09-26 Gearoid Henry (Recycling Officer, and `Greening the Supply Chain', Newcastle City Council) Broad theme: `If you don't produce waste in the first place, then you don't have to try to re-use, recycle, compost or extract energy from it'
Phase 1 Day 2 2001-09-26 Liz Morrish (Waste and Recycling Manager, Environ, Leicestershire) Some examples of Environ's work to encourage more sustainable waste management practices
Phase 1 Day 3 2001-10-04 David Malone (Children's Warehouse, Newcastle) On the Children's Warehouse and ReByte computer refurbishment projects, as examples of `re-use'
Phase 1 Day 3 2001-10-04 Garry King (Renew North East Ltd, Felling) Article on Renew, its funding bodies and directors
Phase 1 Day 3 2001-10-04 Ron England (Glass Recycling UK, Barnsley) Evidence re the UK glass industry and glass recycling
Phase 1 Day 3 2001-10-04 John Redmayne (CREATE, Liverpool) General paper on re-use with examples of schemes, including CREATE (white goods) and Furniture Resource Centre, Liverpool
Phase 1 Day 3 2001-10-04 David Shipley & Mac Leadbitter (Project Managers, Community Transport, Newcastle) Evidence on the Community Furniture Service (furniture re-use)
Phase 1 Day 4 2001-10-08 Chris Whaley and Chris Reynell (Directors, Safe Waste Systems UK) Introduction to the Safe-Waste-And-Portagester (SWAP) system for recycling and recovery
Phase 1 Day 4 2001-10-08 Steve Tinling (Cityworks Home Composting Project, Newcastle City Council) Article on Newcastle's Home Composting scheme and related initiatives
Phase 1 Day 4 2001-10-08 Matthew Pumfrey (Director Orrtec Ltd, Director Zero Waste International) Large Scale Composting and Its Role Within Integrated Waste Management
Phase 1 Day 5 2001-10-11 Pam Jose (North East Recycling Ltd, Newcastle)  
Phase 1 Day 5 2001-10-11 Andy Moore (Avon Friends of the Earth and Recycling Consortium) Notes on Avon FoE, on recycling in municipal waste management, `Zero Waste' and the community waste management sector (from David Mansell)
Phase 1 Day 5 2001-10-11 Richard Boden (Wyecycle, Kent) Evidence about WyeCycle's kerbside collection and 'swap days' (self-financing)
Phase 1 Day 5 2001-10-11 Keith Collins (Ecologika Consultancy)  
Phase 1 Day 6 2001-10-15 Dan Grierson (on pyrolysis)  
Phase 1 Day 6 2001-10-15 Robin Murray (Ecologika consultancy)  
Phase 1 Day 6 2001-10-15 Ralph Crouch (Environment Agency, talking on composting) Has provided copies of Agency and Government briefing notes as background documents
Phase 1 Day 7 2001-10-22 Mr Stephen Wise (Composting Manager, SITA) SITA panel: discussing composting options
Phase 1 Day 7 2001-10-22 Mr John Thistlewod (Environment and Capital Projects Manager, SITA) SITA panel: discussing Energy from Waste
Phase 1 Day 7 2001-10-22 Mr David Baker (Group Environment Manager, SITA) SITA panel: discussing Landfill (substituted by Paul Taylor on the day)
Phase 1 Day 7 2001-10-22 Mr Paul Dumpleton (UK Recycling Manager, SITA) SITA panel: discussing recycling
Phase 1 Day 8 2001-10-29 Chris Mills (Newcastle City Council, Community and Housing Directorate, Capital Investment Manager) Evidence on Byker combined heat and power strategy
Phase 1 Day 8 2001-10-29 Bishop Ambrose Griffiths (Roman Catholic Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle) Theological and moral reasons for the minimization and reuse of waste
Phase 1 Day 8 2001-10-29 Gordon Halliday (North East Region Technical Advisory Board on Waste & Northumberland County Council) The development of a waste strategy for North East England
Phase 1 Day 8 2001-10-29 Chris Underwood (University of Northumbria) Paper on options for heating the Byker estate
Phase 1 Day 8 2001-10-29 William Prescott (Energy From Waste Association) The benefits of thermal treatment of waste
Phase 1 Day 7 2001-10-22 Mike Robson (Waters and Robson, Morpeth, speaking on bottle re-use) Has submitted URL for report including study of glass reuse
Phase 1 Day 7 2001-10-22 Mr Paul Taylor (Director North East, SITA), Joanna McGee (Recycling Officer) and Robin Crews (Public Relations) SITA panel - attending to answer questions, with other SITA representatives (biographies given in written evidence)
Phase 1 Day 8 2001-10-29 Environment Agency - points for further information 24/10 The two EA speakers were unable to answer these questions when originally raised in the Select Committee, and sent in a written response on 24/10.
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