Proteus’ MD Paul Davison discusses global objectives to Energy from Waste in the December issue of Waste Management World

In parts of the world public perceptions of Energy from Waste (EfW) technology are rarely positive, and often based on incorrect facts and memories of outdated incinerators. But the patterns of arguments used vary across the globe.
In this months’ Waste Management World Paul Davison, Managing Director of Proteus discusses the global perceptions of energy from waste, its origins and the steps which need to be taken for the technology to be accepted by members of the public.
Paul, who has worked in public engagement and waste technologies for more than 20 years and recently opened an office in Hong Kong to start consultation in Asia;
“The map which appears alongside the article speaks a thousand words; there is the need for Energy from Waste technology, however the public oppose it as a solution, favouring alternative technologies.”
“This where developers need to communicate – the public need to understand the problem before a solution is offered. “
“If developers and communicators change their approach to public consultation surrounding Energy from Waste, the future will see us break away from the recurring 30 year old debate, allowing new communities to see the positives and the benefits EfW can bring to a community.”
To see Paul explain how this information can be used when engaging with the public on EfW please follow the link below to Proteus PR’s video blog: 
For the full article from Paul, please follow the link below to Waste Management World: 

Date posted: January 19, 2015