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01 June 2009
Recycling Reconstituted Wood (June 2009)
This Report reviews current arisings and explores the potential contribution that segregating waste reconstituted wood from MSW can make towards Zero Waste in general and national recycling and landfill diversion targets in Scotland.

01 May 2009
Wood Waste from the Scottish Waste Managment Sector (May 2009)
This report evaluates the arisings of waste wood from the Scottish waste management industry for the development of the Biomass Market.

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20 January 2009
The Potential Landbank for PAS 100 Compost
The report identifies that Agricultural outlets alone offer the potential to use up to 27 million tonnes of compost. However due to the issues with Quality Meat Standards, the agricultural market in practice only offers a fraction of this potential capacity at around 25 thousand tonnes. Outwith agriculture the two main oultets are Council own applications and Brownfield and Derilict Land.

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19 August 2008
Foodwaste Collection Trials - Interim Report (August 2008)
Seven food waste collection trials have been funded in Scotland by the Scottish Government under the Remade Scotland programme. These will complement trials supported by WRAP which have taken place elsewhere in the UK.

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01 June 2008
Difficult Materials
A review of the markets for 'diffcilut' or non core materials recovered by the Community Sector.

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15 February 2007
Lothian & Borders Market Research (Feb 2007)
An assessment of current and future green waste arisings and an analysis of market conditions for compost in the Lothian and Borders area.

30 November 2006
Polo Pitch Trials (Jan 2006)
An 18 Month trial at Dundee and Perth Polo Club, Perthshire Racecourse to evaluate the benefits of green waste derived compost compared with various topdressings including conventional fertiliser.

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31 May 2006
Efficient Application of Compost (May 2006)
Factsheet discussing different methods of application of green waste derived compost.

31 May 2006
Compost & Disease Supression (May 2006)
Fact sheet on the advantages of using compost for turf disease suppression

31 May 2006
Compost for Golf Courses & Sports Turf
A factsheet for sports turf managers highlighting developments in the use of green compost.

01 May 2006
Plastic Bottle Recycling in Scotland
An overview of plastics recycling in Scotland, best practice and future opportunities.

11 April 2006
Compost Mapping Study (April 2006)
A review of the organic waste composting industry in Scotland. The report focuses on the four key areas of interest for the market sector, these being organic waste collection, compost production and use, gate fee revenues and product value.

01 February 2006
Recycling MDF (Feb 2006)
Factsheet: Recycling Medium Density Fibreboard

15 December 2005
Rural Glass Recycling Forum (Dec 2005)
To support the development of more sustainable waste management in rural areas, Remade held a Glass Workshop to encourage knowledge transfer between rural organisations. This document provides a report of the activities and outcomes of the event.

01 December 2005
Business Case for Automated Paper Sorting
The purpose of this report is to analyse and assess the capacity for value add that exists in the utilisation of automated optical paper sorting systems, within the context of Local Authority kerbside collected recyclables.

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01 December 2005
Plastics Recycling in Scotland : Opportunites and Infrastructure
An outline of the current infrastructure and potential for plastic bottle recycling in Scotland, conducted in partnership wiht Recoup.

31 August 2005
Small Scale Recycling Technologies (Sept 2005)
A review of available small scale glass processing equipment

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17 May 2005
Glasgow & Clyde Valley Market Research (May 2005)
A quantitative market research report of the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Region and the available markets for quality compost derived from green waste.

01 May 2005
Current Plastics Recycling Technologies in Scotland
A review of the current operators developing sustainable plastics to olefins recycling technology in Scotland

31 January 2005
Case Study - Leisuredrome Swimming Pool, Bishopbriggs (Jan 2005)
This case study aims to demonstrate that by thinking "outside the box" and looking at life costs of a product rather than simply the upfront costs, that significant cost savings can often be realised when utilising new sustainable products entering the marketplace.

01 November 2004
Technology Review - Converting Plastic to Diesel Fuel
A technical briefing note relating to stand-alone facilities for the conversion of waste plastics to diesel fuel.

30 September 2004
Benefits of Using Compost for Scottish Crops (Sept 2004)
Sustainability is an issue of increasing importance for the agricultural industry and there are real commercial benefits to be realised by being ahead of the competition. The dramatic growth of the composting sector offers a range of high quality products that offer farmers the opportunity to develop cropping systems that require lower use of chemical inputs without any detrimental effects on crop yield and soil health. This report summarises the key benefits of using quality compost for Scottish crops.

15 June 2004
Fluorescent Tube Recycling (June 2004)
A review of the issues relating to Fluorescent Tube Recycling

01 May 2004
Woodwaste Arisings in Scotland (May 2004)
This document examines the main sources of wood waste arising in Scotland, identifying the main characteristics of these arisings and the potential marketability of the material.

14 February 2004
Flat Glass Recycling in Scotland (Feb 2004)
This report reviews the volumes of flat glass waste arisings in Scotland and assess the market opportunites and barriers associated with recovering and recycling this valuable resource.

27 November 2003
An introduction to Anaerobic Digestion (Nov 2003)
A comprehensive overview on the technical and financial aspects of Anaerobic Digestion, including a review of biogas production, and an easy to use glossary guide to the key terms of reference.

01 October 2003
Paper Specfication used in Universities Procurement
Remade introduces Environmental Considerations to a New Paper Tender for UK Universities. Remade has produced new environmental requirements for paper procured using the UK Universities national paper agreement.

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24 September 2003
Guide to the Practical Use of Postconsumer Glass in Rural Areas (Sept 2003)
This report is produced by Western Isles Council and funded by The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Recycling Programme.

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31 July 2003
Glass Recycling Handbook (July 2003)
The Glass Recycling Technology Handbook is a comprehensive and detailed guide to glass handling, processing, specifications, performance and market criteria.

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21 May 2003
FAQ - Compost in Agriculture (May 2003)
A synopsis prepared for Remade by Dr Robin Szmidt, Andrew Dickson, Ron Alexander and Paulo Cruz, this FAQ includes information on the inherent benefits of using compost in agriculture, including its disease suppresive qualities and additional fertiliser need.

21 May 2003
FAQ - Compost in Landscaping (May 2003)
A synopsis prepared for Remade by Dr Robin Szmidt, Andrew Dickson, Ron Alexander and Paulo Cruz, this FAQ includes information on applications and uses for compost in the landscape environment including advice on use as mulch, backfill and as a topsoil blending ingredient.

14 March 2003
Risks with Large Scale Technology Solutions for Organics Waste Management (March 2003)
An informative review of 21 identified large scale treatment technologies operated in the United States, this report highlights the need for purchasers of large scale plants to fully understand the key issues inherent in the operation of such facilities.

01 March 2003
Plastics Recycling in Scotland
A comprehensive review of plastic bottle recycling in Scotland conducted with Recoup which identifies potential strategies to accelerate growth in recovery levels.

01 March 2003
Biofuels Report (March 2003)
A report to identify the feasibility of utilising waste wood as a feedstock for use in bioenergy technologies.

02 February 2003
Paper Testing Procedures in Sweden
This report is a summary of findings from a visit with Mr. Thorbjorn Linderoot, at the Stora Enso newsprint mill just outside Gothenburg, Sweden. The purpose of the report is to examine the mills methods for measuring the quality of paper received from over 100 suppliers, and examine how the mill provides quick and accurate feedback to each supplier and further understand how the quality translates into determining the price for materials received.

01 February 2003
Papersort Technology in Gothenburg
In February 2003, Remade Scotland visited the IL Recycling Papersort facility in Gothenburg, Sweden to learn more about this new automatic sorting technology and see the process in action.

20 December 2002
Case Study - Turf Top Dressing of Sports Pitches (Dec 2002)
A case study based in North Lanarkshire, on the application of compost for turf top dressing on Local Authority owned sports pitches,this study was conducted in association with Ron Alexander.

01 December 2002
Factsheet - Post Consumer Plastics Arisings in Scotland
This Factsheet considers the potential for recycling post consumer waste plastic bottles and the associated environmental and finacnial benefits.

27 November 2002
Methods for Testing Compost (2002)
A variety of factors will affect the quality and characteristic of compost. These factors range from, and include, the type and quantity of feedstock used, site characteristics, process adopted, composting and maturation period. Knowing the characteristics of the compost produced is essential in assessing the potential for a particular application, as well as an audit trail for quality control.

21 August 2002
Case Study - Soil & Mulch for Flowerbeds (2002)
A unique case study conducted by Ron Alexander in association with Remade Scotland, this report focuses on the use of quality compost used in planting beds, formal gardens, and shrub beds in North Lanarkshire.

19 June 2002
Factsheet on Composting Biosolids (2002)
This factsheet offers an insight into the key elements of composting biosolids. The factsheet focuses on the processes, technologies and feedstocks for biosolids composting, including reference to end product utilisation.

29 June 2001
Barriers to Composting in Scotland (2001)
This report summarises notes and subsequent analysis of detailed discussions about the barriers to composting in Scotland. This discussion took place as a facilitated meeting at East Kilbride on 24 April 2001. Those present represented a broad cross section of the Scottish waste management industry working towards recycling of organics.

03 June 2001
EU Standard Grades for Recoverd Paper and Board
The full list of standards for recovered paper and board produced by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) and Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI).

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02 June 2001
Alternative Markets for Waste Paper
A discussion of the use waste paper for animal bedding and in vermiculture.

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01 June 2001
Waste Paper for Animal Bedding
Wastepaper, particularly shredded newsprint, can be used as an alternative to traditional forms of animal bedding such as straw and sawdust. It provides the necessary high absorbency and thermal insulation required for animal bedding. This concise FAQ summarises the performance advantages of utilising this material.

30 April 2001
Factsheet - Glass as an Abrasive (April 2001)
An overview of the use of recycled glass as an abrasive shotblast

31 January 2001
Shotblasting using Recycled Glass (Jan 2001)
This report focuses on the industrial abrasive application for recycled glass and complements earlier work carried out by the Clean Washington Centre.

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01 January 2001
Glossary of Terms : Paper Making
A concise and informative set of terms used predominantly in the paper and recovered paper industry.

31 October 2000
Compost Market Structure (2001)
A concise and informative review conducted for Remade Scotland by Dr Robin Szmidt in 2001.

02 October 2000
Waste Paper Collections in Scotland
An overview of waste paper collection schemes currently in operation in Scotland and the difficulties encountered.

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01 October 2000
Barriers and Markets for Waste Paper
A discussion of the economic and technical barriers encountered in developing successful markets for waste paper and an overview of successful alternative markets for waste paper.

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01 October 2000
Paper Making and Paper Mills in Scotland
An introduction to the process of paper making, paper grades and the paper making industry in Scotland. The potential for increasing the amount of waste paper used in this industry is discussed.

30 August 2000
Composting Technologies & Systems (2000)
An informative review of the available composting treatment systems of relevance to the Scottish waste management context. The report also includes a drivers and barriers to composting organic material.

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