South Wessex Waste Minimisation Group

The main aim of the Group is:

Demonstrate the benefits of resource efficiency through the exchange of information and experiences

Help business achieve reductions in waste arisings through the use of waste minimisation techniques

Provide businesses with updates on relevant legislation and raise awareness of other sources of help and information

Grow and expand to assist all organisations


Many of the businesses involved in the group have made substantial savings through implementing resource efficiency strategies.

Its programme is guided by a steering group, which comprises:

Judith Ward (Chairman) is a Director of Worldwide Waste Wise which was created from the original company, South West Regional Assessment Centre (SWRAC), which was established in 1996 as a WAMITAB regional centre for Competence qualifications within the wastes management industry. Waste Wise also offer training courses ranging from basic waste management awareness to level 4 competency qualifications

Tessa Bowering (secretariat) is a Senior Environment Officer with the Environment Agency based in Blandford. Her work involves producer responsibility legislation, duty of care compliance, waste carriers, brokers and dealers and general waste activities. Tessa administers the club from the Blandford office.

Anna Frizzell is the Sustainability Manger at the RNLI in Poole. Annas’ role is to help the RNLI develop and deliver a robust sustainability strategy and subsequent actions to contribute to the organisations on-going ability to prevent loss of life at sea. This includes continuously developing the environmental management system and retaining certification to ISO 14001.

Mark Troughton is the Environmental and Health and Safety Manager at Eco Sustainable Solutions in Parley, Christchurch. Eco currently process upwards of 250,000 tons of organic material over four separate facilities. Marks responsibilities include making sure operations are not disturbing the local community, environment and also protecting the welfare and safety of the workforce.

Lynda Daniels is the Editor of Green Business Dorset and the Vice Chair of the Green Knowledge Network. Green Business Dorset supports businesses with legislation, customer demand, tendering, ISO14001, ESOS etc. Helping to change purchasing decisions without compromising on quality. Sharing information on reducing your running costs. Guiding a step by step, affordable approach to sustainability.

Contact with the group should be made through:

Tessa Bowering, Environment Agency, Rivers House, Sunrise Business Park, Higher Shaftesbury Road, Blandford DT11 8ST

Tel: 01258 483417; fax: 01258 455998, e-mail:


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