Good evening ladies and gentlemen My name is Tom Cherrett and I am a lecturer in the Transportation Research Group at the university of Southampton, UK.
So the historic city of Winchester has many access issues making it difficult for freight and service vehicles Pedestrianised section of the High Street Access restrictions
Narrow streets and limited on-street loading facilities
And hence, there is a considerable amount of activity which infringes the loading/unloading regulations Also, the one-way system can suffer in terms of congestion as a result of freight activity
-One area of interest is to what extent waste is generated as part of the gate-keeping process and if more of this was done in-store, what could be the impacts on reverse mileage?
-Given that a large proportion of commercial waste is compositionally similar to household waste, more efficient collection services could result if the commercial and industrial waste category was integrated with municipal waste which is common practice across the rest of Europe - 3.9 tonnes/fortnight commercial recyclate could be collected on the typical domestic collection vehicle without increasing number of trips to disposal site (report for DfT, 2006) Potential barriers Spare capacity on domestic collection vehicle Spare time on existing rounds All commercial waste/recyclate collected as part of a joint collection has to be separated out prior to treatment to meet legal requirements
Joint domestic/commercial collections for Winchester? The NFDC model applied to a case study in Winchester
Freight study as part of Winchester’s ‘Town Access Plan’ consultation
Impacts of ‘core goods’ and ‘service’ vehicles in an urban setting – Winchester High Street businesses (n=83, 69%), West Quay Southampton (n=100, 96%)
Work Activity – Winchester & Southampton Business managers surveys Delivery driver surveys Waste contractor surveys Returns management company surveys Understand retail waste and returns management strategies Identify opportunities to reduce transport impacts whilst enhancing material take-back Consolidated take-back, best practice treatment processes
Gate-keeping and the relationship between returns and waste MARKET (e.g. Retail store/s) Gate Keeper (RTN’s testing) Incinerate? Landfill? Pre-treatment? Hazardous waste? Recycle Cannibalise Refurbish Remanufacture Clean & repair Source Manufacture Assemble Customise Materials Parts Products No re-use value Re-use value RECOVERY SUPPLY CHAIN T? T T T T T T T T T T T (Source: Adapted from Hillegersberg et al ., 2001)