Call for LARAC members to join waste tracking user panel

The four UK governments and environment agencies are working together on a project to develop a UK-wide electronic waste tracking service to capture information on the movement of non-hazardous, hazardous and international shipments of green list waste.

Two companies, Anthesis and Topolytics, have been funded until October 2020 up to £500,000 each by the GovTech Challenge to develop a prototype waste tracking service. The project has also secured £7.2 million of funding to continue development after October 2020 and the Environment Bill contains provisions for mandatory electronic waste tracking.

It’s reaching an exciting stage with software soon to be released for testing and the team is keen for more local authorities to have a say in its development. You can sign up to become a member of the virtual user panel here and join 600 organisations already helping to shape waste tracking.

Panel members have two important roles:

  • to test and provide feedback on software as it is developed
  • to take part in targeted research to understand user needs in more detail

User panel activity generally takes place online and signing up does not commit local authorities to anything.

You can also keep up to date with developments by signing up for the waste tracking newsletter here.

If you have any questions please contact wastetracking@sepa.org.uk.

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