Publications

Papers

Burford, G. et al (2013) Field trials of a novel toolkit for evaluating 'intangible' values-related dimensions of projects. Evaluation and Program Planning 36(1): 1-14.

 

Dahl, A.L. (2012) Achievements and gaps in indicators for sustainability. Ecological Indicators Volume 17, June 2012, Pages 14–19.

 

Podger, D. et al (2010) The Earth Charter and the ESDinds Initiative: Developing Indicators and Assessment Tools for Civil Society Organisations to Examine the Values Dimensions of Sustainability Projects. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development 4 (2) p: 297-305.

 

Harder, M.K. and Woodard, R. (2009) Use of home food digesters to reduce household waste. Waste and Resources Management, 162 (2). pp. 69-73.

 

R. Carr, C. Zhang , N. Moles, M. K. Harder (2008) Identification and mapping of heavy metal pollution in soils of a sports ground in Galway City, Ireland, using a portable XRF analyser and GIS. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Volume 30, Issue 1, 45-52.

 

M. K. Harder, N. Stantzos, R. Woodard, A. Read (2008) Development of a New Quality Fair Access Best Value Performance Indicator (BVPI) for Recycling Services. Waste Management, Volume 28, Issue 2, 299-309. Extension Page

 

M. K. Harder & R Woodard (2007) Systematic Studies of Shop and Leisure Incentives for Household Recycling. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 51, Issue 4, 732-753.

 

M .K. Harder & O. T. Forton (2007) A Critical Review of Developments in the Pyrolysis of Automotive Shredder Residue. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Volume 79, Issues 1-2, 387-394.

 

O. T. Forton, L. McGrady, M. M. Singh, E. R. M. Taylor, N. R. Moles, M. K. Harder (2007) Characterisation of rotary kiln residues from the pyrolysis of shredder residues: issues with lead. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Volume 79, Issues 1-2, 395-402.

 

R. Woodard, M. K. Harder and M. Bench (2006) Participation in curbside recycling schemes and its variation with material types, Waste Management, Volume 26, Issue 8 , 914-919.

 

M. K. Harder, R. Woodard and M. Bench (2006) Two Measured Parameters Correlated to Participation Rates in Curbside Recycling Schemes in the UK, Environmental Management, Volume 37, Issue 4, 487-495.

 

O. T. Forton, M. K. Harder and N. R. Moles (2006) Value from shredder waste: Ongoing limitations in the UK, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 46, Issue 1, 104-113.

 

M. Bench, R. Woodard, M. K. Harder and N. Stantzos (2005) Waste minimisation: Home digestion trials of biodegradable waste, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 45, Issue 1, 84-94.

 

R. Woodard, M. Bench and M. K. Harder (2005) The development of a UK kerbside scheme using known practice, Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 75, Issue 2, 115-127.

 

R. Woodard, M. Bench, M. K. Harder and N. Stantzos (2004) The optimisation of household waste recycling centres for increased recycling; a case study in Sussex, UK. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 43, Issue 1, 75-93.

 

R. Woodard, M. K. Harder, M. Bench and M. Philip (2001) Evaluating the performance of a fortnightly collection of household waste separated into compostables, recyclates and refuse in the south of England. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 31, Issue 3, 265-284.

 

M. Bench, R. Woodard and M. K. Harder (2003) Household Waste Recycling Sites: waste material by weight with a view to facility optimisation, Institute of Wastes Management Scientific & Technical Review, August 2003, 2-8.

 

C. A. Ambrose, R. Hooper, A. K. N. Potter & M. M. Singh (2002) Diversion from Landfill: Quality Products from Valuable Plastics, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 36, 309-318.

 

R. Hooper, A. K. N. Potter, & M. M. Singh (2001) Diversion from landfill: mechanical recycling of plastics from materials recovery facilities and from shredder residue. Green Chemistry, 3, 57-60.

 

R. Hooper (2000) Household waste plastics - a future for recovery? Institute of Wastes Management Scientific & Technical Review, November, 37-40.

 

C. A. Ambrose, M. M. Singh & M. K. Harder (2000) The material composition of shredder residue in the UK, Institute of Wastes Management Scientific & Technical Review, November, 27- 35.

 

R Woodard, M. Bench and M. K. Harder (2000), Determination of civic amenity waste components, Institute of Wastes Management Scientific & Technical Review, July, 18-21.

 

M.K. Harder and L.A. Freeman (1996) A study of an integrated land-fill and coppice power station, Renewable Energy, Volume 9, Issues 1-4, 989-992.

 

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Conferences *denotes with proceedings

 

M. Rahman "Environmental and Financial Impact of a domestic scale Anaerobic Digestion in Bangladesh" Warmnet 2009, University of Nottingham, June 2009. View presentation

 

R. Woodard, M. K. Harder "Increasing levels of recycling - assessing the impact of household incentives (revenue neutral)" Waste 2008, Waste and Resource Management - A Shared Responsibility, Stratford Upon Avon, UK, September 2008*

 

M. K. Harder "A brief evaluation of pilot household waste recycling incentive schemes" Waste 2008, Waste and Resource Management - A Shared Responsibility, Stratford Upon Avon, UK, September 2008*

 

R. Woodard, M. K. Harder "Waste prevention - The role of community Waste Prevention Advisors in West Sussex" Waste 2008, Waste and Resource Management - A Shared Responsibility, Stratford Upon Avon, UK, September 2008*

 

M. K. Harder, R.Woodard "Increasing Householder Recycling: a social and economic SD project" All Our Futures, University of Plymouth, September 2008.

 

M. K. Harder "An overview of recent SD central-led initiatives at the University of Brighton" All Our Futures, University of Plymouth, September 2008.

 

M. K. Harder "Grass-roots growth via Action Networks - workshop" All Our Futures, University of Plymouth, September 2008.

 

P. Villiers - Stuart, M. K. Harder "Values-based indicators for Civil Society Organisations" All Our Futures, University of Plymouth, September 2008.

 

P. Villiers - Stuart, P. Perez "Raising staff awareness of SD issues: Engaging University staff creatively - workshop" All Our Futures, University of Plymouth, September 2008.

 

R. Woodard "Waste Prevention Advisors Training" All Our Futures, University of Plymouth, September 2008. M. K. Harder, R. Woodard “Waste Management As Support For Basic Sanitation And The Environment (For Medium And Small Municipalities)” Latinosan, Cali, Colombia, November 2007*

 

R. Woodard, M. K. Harder “Waste prevention in the UK - a review of current initiatives” International Solid Waste Association World Environment Congress and Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2007*

 

A. Read, M. K. Harder, R. Woodard “Improving public participation in kerbside recycling - assessing the options being considered for widespread adoption in the UK” The 22nd International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, USA, March 2007*

 

M. K. Harder, R. Woodard "Development of Better Performance Indicators for Recycling" Waste 2006 Sustainable Waste And Resource Management, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, September 2006* Click here to view presentation

 

R. Woodard, F. Firoozmand, M. K. Harder "The Use of Cash Vouchers to Incentivize Householders to Recycle" Waste 2006 Sustainable Waste And Resource Management, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, September 2006* Click here to view presentation

 

R. Swabey, M. K. Harder "Household Food Digesters Rigorous Testing of Residual Waste Reduction" Waste 2006 Sustainable Waste And Resource Management, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, September 2006* Click here to view presentation

 

O. T. Forton, N. Moles, M. K. Harder "Sampling and Characterisation of Heterogeneous Waste: Case Study of Automotive Shredder Residue" Waste 2006 Sustainable Waste And Resource Management, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, September 2006*

 

M. K. Harder, O. T. Forton, “Developments in the Pyrolysis of Automotive Shredder Residue”, Waste 2006 Sustainable Waste And Resource Management, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, September 2006.* Click here to view presentation

 

M. K. Harder "Review of Post Shredded ELVs" DRIVENet ELV '06 Conference, Warwick University, UK, September 2006

 

O. T. Forton "Metal Content of Post Shredder Residues" DRIVENet ELV '06 Conference, Warwick University, UK, September 2006

 

R. Woodard "Results from a series voucher incentive schemes", Recycling Incentives - The Powers of Persuasion, London, UK, September 2006. Click here to view presentation

 

M. K. Harder "Results from a series of community & school incentive schemes", Recycling Incentives - The Powers of Persuasion, London, UK, September 2006. Click here to view presentation

 

R. Swabey " Long term Usage of Green Cone Food Waste Digesters", Tackling Waste 2006, Nottingham, UK, July 2006 Click here to view presentation

 

F. Firoozmand, R. Woodard, M. K. Harder “A Comparison of Cash Voucher Recycling Schemes for Household Recycling” Tackling Waste 2006, Nottingham, UK, July 2006 Click here to view presentation

 

M. K. Harder, O. T. Forton, “A Review of Developments in Pyrolysis of Automotive Shredder Residue”, 17th International Symposium on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Budapest, Hungary, May 2006 Click here to view presentation

 

O. T. Forton, M. K. Harder, N. Moles “Characterisation of Rotary Kiln Residues from the Pyrolysis of Shredder Residue”, 17th International Symposium on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Budapest, Hungary, May 2006 Click here to view presentation

 

M. L. Bench, R. Woodard, M. K. Harder & N. Stantzos, “Householder Attitudes To Waste Minimisation Through Home Digestion Of Biodegradable Waste”, International Solid Waste Association World Environment Congress and Exhibition, Rome, Italy, October 2004*. Click here to view presentation Click here to View PDF

 

N. A. Stantzos, R. Woodard, M. K. Harder & M. L. Bench, “An Evaluation Of Recycling Services Using Spatial Attributes To Support The Development Of Recycling Strategies”, International Solid Waste Association World Environment Congress and Exhibition, Rome, Italy, October 2004*.

 

M. Bench, R. Woodard, N. Stantzos & M. K. Harder, “Waste Minimisation: Home Digestion of Biodegradable Waste”, Tackling Waste 2004, Northampton, UK, July 2004*.

 

O. T. Forton, N. Moles & M. K. Harder, “Value from Shredder Waste: Opportunities and Barriers”, Tackling Waste 2004, Northampton, UK, July 2004*. Click here to view presentation

 

M. K. Harder, L. J. McGrady, S. Mikhalovsky, M. M. Singh, “Development of a Pryolysis Process for Shredder Residue Fines using a Continuous Kiln”, 16th International Symposium on Analytical & Applied Pyrolysis, Alicante, Spain 2004. Click here to view presentation

 

M. K. Harder, L. J. McGrady, N. Moles, O. T. Forton, “Determination of lead sources in pyrolysed automotive shredder residue – by size fraction”, 16th International Symposium on Analytical & Applied Pyrolysis, Alicante, Spain 2004. Click here to view presentation

 

M. K. Harder & M. M. Singh, "Determination of the Relative Contribution of Polymers in Shredder Residue Waste", International Conference on Plastic and Environment, Delhi, India, 2003. Click here to view presentation

 

M. K. Harder, K. Williams, L. McGrady, A. Clark & A. Webster, "Pyrolysation of shredder residue", Our Sustainable Future? CIWM Annual Conference & Exhibition, Paignton, Torquay, UK, June 2002*. Click here to view presentation

 

R. Hooper, M. K. Harder & A. K. Potter, "What really stops us from using recycled plastics in automobiles", International Automobile Recycling Congress, Geneva, Switzerland, March 2002*.

 

R. Hooper, "Can We, Can't We? What really stops us from using recycled plastic?", Appropriate Environmental & Solid Waste Management & Technologies for Developing Countries, International Solid Waste Association Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2002*.

 

R. Woodard, M. Bench, D. W. J. Greenfield & M. K. Harder, "Achieving recycling targets in the UK - practical examples from East & West Sussex", Appropriate Environmental & Solid Waste Management & Technologies for Developing Countries, International Solid Waste Association Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2002*. Click here to view presentation

 

K. S. Williams, L. McGrady, M. K. Harder, “Pyrolysis of Shredder Residue: A method to recover material and energy”, Wales Business & Environment Conference, 2001, Cardiff, UK.

 

R. Hooper, M. K. Harder & A. K. N. Potter, "Profit from Plastic", Engineering for Profit from Waste, VI International Conference, London, UK, December 2001*. Click here to view presentation

 

M. Bench, R. Woodard & M. K. Harder, "Landfill disposal: trends from the last five years and an integrated option for timber waste", Engineering for Profit from Waste, VI International Conference, London, UK, December 2001*.

 

K. S. Williams, L. McGrady & M. K. Harder, "Pyrolyis of shredder residue to recover valuable materials", Engineering for Profit from Waste, VI International Conference, London, UK, December 2001*.

 

M. M. Singh, K. S. Williams, R. Hooper & M. K. Harder, “Proving the principle - recovery of plastics from shredded ELVs", Engineering for Profit from Waste, VI International Conference, London, UK, December 2001*.

 

K. S. Williams, L. McGrady & M. K. Harder, "Pyrolysis of Shredder Residue: A method to recover material and energy", Business & Environment Conference, Cardiff, 2001*.

 

R. Woodard, M. K. Harder & M. Bench, "Landfill disposal in the south of England - Trends from the past five years", ISWA Annual Congress Waste in a Competitive World, Stavanger, Norway, September 2001*. Click here to view presentation

 

R. Hooper, "ELVs - Excellent Lifetime Values", Towards the Future - Waste in the 21st Century, Northampton, UK, January 2001*. Click here to view presentation

 

R. Hooper, "Profit from Plastic", RAPS Conference, University of Durham, UK, March 2001.

 

L. A. Freeman and M. K. Harder, “Environmental Impact of Transportation During the Transfer and Disposal of Construction and Demolition Waste to Landfill”, Proceedings of the Second International Conference, Buildings and the Environment, Paris 1997*.

 

M. K. Harder and L. A. Freeman, “Analysis of the Volume and Composition of Construction Waste Arriving at Landfill”, Proceedings of the Second International Conference, Buildings and the Environment, Paris 1997*.

 

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Reports

WERG (2009) Management of used cooking oil in prisons. Report produced in partnership with Work This Way and HMP Ford for the WORPP project by the Waste & Energy Research Group, University of Brighton.

 

WERG (2009) Analysis of waste management at St.Georges Park, Lewes. A report for Lewes District Council.

 

WERG (2008) Waste composition analysis in Mid Sussex. A report for Mid Sussex District Council.

 

WERG (2007) Post evaluation of the Household Incentive Pilot Schemes. A report commissioned by DEFRA.

 

WERG (2007) Monitoring of Recycling Activity and Waste Generation. A report for Brighton & Hove City Council.

 

WERG (2007) Results from the Let’s sort it project. A report for Crawley Borough Council.

 

WERG (2006) Survey of disengaged landowners in southern England. A report of behalf of the Forestry Commission.

 

WERG (2006) Sussex Household Recycling Incentives Trials.

 

WERG (2006) Lets sort it ! final report. A report for the Lets sort it ! project board.

 

WERG (2005) Lets sort it ! interim. A report on behalf of Crawley Borough, Horsham District, Mid Sussex District and Worthing District Councils by the Waste & Energy Research Group, University of Brighton. Report 2005/31 Click here to View PDF

 

WERG (2005) Commercial Waste in East Sussex: Results from a survey of trade and mixed household waste collection. Report 2005/30

 

WERG (2005) Improving lead levels in automotive shredder residue. Report 2005/29

 

WERG (2005) Brighton & Hove City: Recycling Monitoring project. Report 2005/28

 

WERG (2005) Analysis of Data from the Greencone Trials in West Sussex: Testing for a correlation of change in residual waste from households changing to use of a Greencone. Report 2005/27

 

WERG (2005) Household waste recycling site user satisfaction survey. A report for Onyx South Downs. Report 2005/26

 

WERG (2004) Communal bin & recycling monitoring project. Report 2005/25

 

WERG (2004) Kerbside recycling participation in Eastbourne. Report 2005/24

 

PIRA & WERG (2004) Packaging’s Place in Society: Resource efficiency of packaging in the supply chain for fast moving consumer goods. Report 2004/22 Click here to View PDF

 

WERG (2003) Minimisation of Food Waste through Home Digestion: Results of trials in West Sussex. Report 2004/20

 

WERG (2003) Sort it Out ! Results from the West Sussex Waste Awareness Project. Report 2004/19 Click here to View PDF

 

WERG (2003) Kerbside recycling participation monitoring in Brighton & Hove City - July 2003. Report 2003/18

 

WERG (2003) Recycling Trials in Horsham District. Report 2003/17

 

WERG (2003) Recycling trials in Horsham District Supplementary Report Demographics, Modelling and Life Cycle Analysis. Report 2003/16

 

WERG (2003) Waste Awareness in West Sussex Preliminary results from the Sort it Out! Project. Report 2003/15

 

WERG (2003) Recycling trials in Horsham District Supplementary Report Kerbside collection of glass. Report 2003/14

 

WERG (2002) Polymer Processing A: Household Plastics into Automotive Products. Report 2002/12 Click here to View PDF

 

WERG (2002) Polymer Processing B: Towards Processing Polymers from ASR Polymer Processing. Report 2002/12 Click here to View PDF

 

WERG (2002) Monitoring of the Paperchasers Recycling Scheme. Report 2002/10.

 

WERG (2002) Pyrolysation of Shredder Residue (fine). Report 2002/9 Click here to View PDF

 

WERG (2002) Polymers Processing. Report 2002/8

 

WERG (2001) Monitoring of CHEERS Recycling Programme. Report 2001/7

 

WERG (2001) Waste Material Composition by Weight at Brighton and Hove City CA sites. Report 2001/6

 

WERG (2000) The impact of CROWN on the composition of waste generated in Wealden District. Report 2000/4

 

WERG (2000) Analysis of Civic Amenity Waste in Sussex. Report 2000/3

 

WERG (2000) East Sussex Civic Amenity Sites: Observations & Recommendations. Report 2000/2

 

WERG (2000) Waste Management at the University of Brighton. Report 2000/1 Click here to View PDF back to top

 

Invited talks, articles & miscellaneous

M. K. Harder "Increasing Public awareness of Waste in Sussex", Invited talk as part of "Whats Your Wasteline" seminar organised by Transition Town, Brighton, June 19th, 2008.

 

E. Jones "Waste Prevention Advisors", Invited talk to Sustainable Development Research Forum, University of Brighton, July 18th, 2008.

 

R. Woodard "Waste Prevention Advisors", Invited talk on WROMS for South East Centre of Excellence, March 5th, 2008. Contribution to Southern FMs Green Month (Friday)

 

R. Woodard "Waste Management - The State of Play in 2008", Invited talk to CIWEM, February 20th 2008.

 

R. Woodard "Household Recycling Incentives", Invited talk to Sustainable Development Research Forum, University of Brighton, July 2007.

 

A. Read, “A site for all reasons”, Materials Recycling Week, 9th September 2005.

 

A. Read, “Aid to digestion”, Materials Recycling Week, 16th September 2005.

 

M. Bench, “An appreciation for the finer things in life”, Wastes Management, October 2003

 

"On the scrapheap", BBC Radio 4, Costing the Earth, January 17th, 2002

 

"Turning plastic rubbish into car parts", British Satellite News, January 14th, 2002

 

"Turning plastic rubbish into luxury cars", London Press Service, January 2nd, 2002

 

"Questions & Answers", Thai Radio Service, BBC World Service, August 2001

 

"Economics remains the barrier to plastic recycling for ELVs", letsrecycle.com, February 16th, 2001

 

"Recycling on a grand scale", The Argus, February 15th, 2001. BBC South Today, February 15th, 2001

 

"Recycling, collecting and sorting household plastic", Materials Recycling Week, February 9th, 2001

 

"From MRF to motor", Recycling World, January 26th, 2001.

 

C. A. Ambrose, "ELV waste - in perspective", Warmer Bulletin, September 2000

 

C. A. Ambrose (2000), "End-of-life vehicle waste: arisings, disposal and legislation", Wastes Management, November 2000

 

"Analysis of composting and recycling in Wealden District", BriHCEP Update, Winter 1999.

 

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