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Case Code: OPER137
Case Length: 17 Pages 
Period: 2000-2018      
Pub Date: 2019
Teaching Note: Available
Price:Rs.500
Organization : Greater Manchester Waste Development Authority
Industry :Waste Management
Countries : United Kingdom
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The Greater Manchester Waste Development Authority –Challenges in Sustainable Waste Management

This case won the European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD) Case Writing Award 2018 in the 'Urban Transition Challenges' category
 
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INTRODUCTION

 
In 2017, England’s largest waste disposal authority, The Greater Manchester Waste Development Authority (the Authority), responsible for waste management and disposal of municipal waste in the Manchester area, took a sudden decision to break up its joint venture – VLGM – formed with Viridor Waste Management and John Laing. The decision brought into question the ambitious vision the authority had aspired to and the tall goals it had said it would achieve through the collaboration. “Our Aim is Zero waste” the mission of the Authority read, and it had pronounced several goals which included 90% diversion from landfill by 2015, 100% by 2025, and a reduction in residual household waste to 400 kg per household per year by 2025..
 
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