Innovation

Alupro agrees waste data deal

Data analysis startup Resource Efficient Data has agreed to provide Alupro (Aluminium Packaging Recycling Association) with UK waste data flow insight to achieve “clearer results”. 

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Resource Efficient Data will give Alupro access to its UK waste data platform over the next 12 months. The platform houses open source data from Waste Data Flow, allowing queries to be run on material type, material source, local authority and region with ease.

The new platform will allow Alupro to achieve consistency in its data, with data traditionally received by Aluproranging from “very good to quite poor,” making data analysis “very difficult”.

Steve Hooley and James Kay, the co-founders of Resource Efficient Data, are “confident the objectives Alupro have will be simplified by using our tool.”

Commenting on the deal Rick Hindley, Executive Director of Alupro, said: “We immediately saw the benefit and ease of use of using Resource Efficient Data’s platform of UK waste data. It will help us to analyse and compare data even further, in particular, with our MetalMatters programme we run with our local authority partners.

“Data we have traditionally received to analyse the impact of this programme, ranges from very good to quite poor, which sometimes makes analysis very difficult. This platform will certainly aid us with our programme analysis to achieve clearer results, and also to identify new local authorities who could benefit from our support”.