Project Description

Understanding waste management

Planit Waste  learning simulation raises awareness of the serious waste management issues that are facing local areas.

Planit Waste focuses on improving long term decision making. It also helps partnership building.  In particular between Local Authorities, Waste Collection Authorities (WCA) and Waste Disposal Authorities (WDA). Crucially, Planit-Waste is linked to the Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme (LATs) and focuses on improved waste performance.

6 teams are presented with reports and make/negotiate purchase decisions. The decisions are fed into an algorithm which updates the reports and score. The teams then make further decisions.

It helped me to understand more about ‘waste’ through visual learning rather than reports and meetings
Council Member
Once we got started it was really easy to understand! Makes waste a bit more exciting…gives the whole picture without being dull!
Council Member
Simple, fun way to look at a complex policy area.
Council Officer

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  • Increasing awareness of waste management
  • Engagement
  • Team building
  • Away Days
  • Consultation

Case Study

Planit-Waste has been used in local authorities throughout the country including Merseyside.