This page explains a bit about this web site and the HertsWOW group that runs it.
Q: What does HertsWOW stand for??
A: Literally, "Herts. WithOut Waste". We aspire to this county having a 'circular economy' in which we avoid wastage by re-using goods and recycling materials.
Q: Is HertsWOW political?
A: Yes, in the sense of trying to influence the course of events in a consistent direction (policy). We have no party political allegiance though, so we can speak impartially with representatives of any political party - and independent councillors!
Q: Are you a campaigning group?
A: No, we are engaged in lobbying for a more sustainable future for Hertfordshire. We promote awareness and the exchanging of ideas & sources among the public, public authorities, campaign groups, industry and other institutions.
Q: With whom are you in contact?
A: We are continually 'networking' with:
Q: Where do you get your information?
A: We have to keep up to date with the latest findings, approaches and technologies. That gathering process takes up a lot of our time. However via the Internet, we are monitor official, industrial and academic sources worldwide as much as we can. UKWIN and Friends of the Earth gather a great deal of information that we find useful.
Q: Who funds you?
A: During public inquiries, we have received financial support from the New Barnfield Action Fund and from Friends of the Earth groups. We can accept donations without 'strings attached' to help with our costs, which are few. Individuals including our core team of volunteers and speakers at events provide most of the resources we need.
Q: Why are you advertising incinerators (or whatever else) on your web site?
A: We don't mean to! - those may appear because we are using a 'free' service in exchange for having no control over the adverts. You may even value seeing them as a revealing glimpse of what the waste-related suppliers are promoting.