3RP005-501 - Annual Survey of the Scottish Organics Recycling Industry 2014
Zero Waste Scotland Ltd | Published July 6, 2015 - Deadline July 31, 2015
182200, 182211, 182212, 182213, 189999
A survey of the organics reprocessing industry has been undertaken since the mid-1990s, originally by The Composting Association (with WRAP support in later years) and more recently by WRAP with the support of the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA), the Environmental Services Association (ESA), the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and the Organics Reprocessing Group within the REA (ORG, formerly AfOR). The additional sector bodies have been included in recognition of the diverse range of technologies now operating in the organics reprocessing sector and to enable representation of the wider industry.
The most recent study covered the calendar year 2013, for which the fieldwork was conducted in spring 2014. A copy of the UK AD report can be found on the WRAP website at http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/survey-uk-anaerobic-digestion-industry-2013 and the full Scottish organics report (including the composting sector, which was not covered at the UK level) can be found at http://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/content/survey-organics-reprocessing-industry-scotland-2013-0.
This tender covers a repeat survey, but covering Scotland only. The new survey is to be conducted during August, September 2015 and will cover the calendar year 2014. This will enable a high level of detail to be collected on the organics reprocessing sector in Scotland, as well as specific questions to be asked about Zero Waste Scotland’s contribution to the sector in recent years, and about opportunities going forward.
In Scotland the data collected is widely used by industry bodies, Zero Waste Scotland, and funders to monitor inputs, outputs and markets and is regarded as the definitive data on the sector. The annual report is a valuable source of trend data, as well as a means of capturing the results of Zero Waste Scotland’s work within the sector and the markets.
Although this is being commissioned as a Scottish survey, it is likely the data and results generated may be used by WRAP, or by industry, in constructing any future UK analysis, and this should be a consideration during data collection and analysis. This will also facilitate future comparison of Scottish and UK trends.