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 Post subject: NCMD meets Dr James Gerrard
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:21 am 
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Quick update.
Dr James Gerrard presented to the NCMD OGM yesterday about the research Newcastle University are doing on Contaminated Green Waste and, fairly specifically, the reporting of such using the website/mobile app. which has raised some concerns.
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/news/ ... ology.html

More than willing to try and answer specific questions people may have & allay any concerns as to how the data is both gathered and the forward plan to use it in a constructive way.

I know Dr Gerrard didn`t get an easy ride from us, but he answered everyone's questions honestly and frankly.
His overall concept is that he potentially has access to thousands of "free field workers" that see and complain about CGW. The complaints are widely evidenced on this forum, to FLO`s and by people already using the reporting tool.

Personal opinion bit:
If the team get the evidence this will have a greater impact on the production & content of green waste through evidence rather than anecdote which can be used to change legislation.
It will have more impact than however many under-signed petitions.
If there is enough evidence gathered that the current product legislation (PAS100) isn`t good enough, with 0.25% non degradables permitted, then there is the opportunity to make positive change.
Its accepted that not all producers are bad and there is a genuine need for a viable, clean product so we just need to know how bad the problem really is and where.

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 Post subject: Re: NCMD meets Dr James Gerrard
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:43 am 
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Thanks for that J.C., lets hope that something useful comes out of it, given the amount of
effort, and time put in by the NCMD and others.



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 Post subject: Re: NCMD meets Dr James Gerrard
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Can but hope OGJ !
Strange how those who were berating the app & reporting tool seem "shy" now some answers are available.


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 Post subject: Re: NCMD meets Dr James Gerrard
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And now its on the Front Page of the NCMD Mag "Digging Deep" that should have arrived/be arriving through your letter box`s soon. If the hobby keeps up the pressure and provides the data things will improve.......if you think its "not your problem" one day it might be!


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 Post subject: Re: NCMD meets Dr James Gerrard
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jcmaloney wrote:
And now its on the Front Page of the NCMD Mag "Digging Deep" that should have arrived/be arriving through your letter box`s soon. If the hobby keeps up the pressure and provides the data things will improve.......if you think its "not your problem" one day it might be!


Yes, mine arrived yesterday, as usual it makes good reading.



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 Post subject: Re: NCMD meets Dr James Gerrard
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I`m waiting for the "conspiracy" theorists that the app is "illegal etc etc" to stump up....could be a long wait !!


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