Ongoing engagement with larger companies in the Scottish food & drink sector is highlighting instances where waste hotspots have been identified but not prevented, due to a lack of expertise and resources within the business.
The purpose of this programme will be on helping these companies tackle identified hotspots by identifying suitable solutions and then, depending on complexity, either developing an implementation plan or facilitating the required changes.
This contract will be on a call off basis, with between 5-10 projects anticipated between project inception and February 2012. The scope of the work will depend on the complexity of the project:
- For basic projects (e.g. implementing a basic waste monitoring system) it will involve developing and implementing a solution including training of internal staff.
- For complex projects (e.g. evaluating optimum primary packaging design) this will involve researching the most suitable solution and providing an implementation plan. This plan should include costs, timescales and contact details in order to fully inform the decision making process.
- Should no suitable solutions be available following the initial research phase then a short report, less than 5 pages, should be produced, describing the areas explored and deficiencies in existing options that result in them not being suitable for implementation.
- Develop a case study on the outcomes of the work, identifying how changes were implemented and savings realised.