Top Stories - Chartered Institution of Wastes Management

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CIWM News Online 14th October 2016 View the new CIWM Training Brochure and get discounts on your 2017 training The new 2017 training brochure is out and features new and updated courses to upskill your teams and safeguard your business. In addition to your CIWM membership discount you can also benefit from an extra10% discount on any 2017 scheduled training course booked before 10am on 23 December 2016 and a 20% discount on bespoke training courses for 2017. Click here to view the training brochure and for more information and to book simply contact our training team on 01604 823349 or email [email protected]

Top Stories Interested in helping shape new apprenticeships for the waste management and recycling industry? Employers are now at the forefront of the development of new apprenticeship standards (trailblazers), these are designed to give employees the skills and competences that are relevant to their companies and industry. A number of waste and recycling companies have come together to establish a Trailblazer group to develop apprenticeships for operatives, supervisors and managers of the industry. If you are interested in getting involved or finding out more please contact [email protected] Announcing the Sustainability and Resource Awards Finalists The record number of entries we received this year have now been judged and the most outstanding of which have made the CIWM Sustainability and Resource Awards shortlist. Next stop, take your seats for the awards ceremony where the winners will be announced.Venue: Grosvenor Square Marriott. Date: Thursday 03 November Book your place or table. CIWM Awards – join us for our 10th anniversary Join us at our annual Sustainability and Resource Awards and help us celebrate our finalists and winners at our biggest awards ceremony yet. Meet the industry’s up and coming stars and those leading the innovative work currently going on in the sector. The ceremony takes place on Thursday 3 November 2016 at the Grosvenor Square Marriott in London. Book your place here.

Waste & Resources News Invitation to submit Masters Thesis Proposals for Funding 2017 This is a call for proposals for the 2017 CIWM Masters Support Programme. The deadline is Wednesday 23rd December 2016. Our aim is to provide a response in January 2017. For full details and information on how to apply. Click here Kent landowner tagged for operating an illegal waste site A landowner in Sittingbourne has been given a 7pm to 7am curfew after pleading guilty to the illegal deposit, storage and sorting of waste. Click here Updated WEEE registers Registers of electrical and electronic equipment producers, approved exporters, approved authorised treatment facilities and producer compliance scheme have now been updated. Click here Vehicles checked in North East waste operation Environment Agency officers checked 60 vehicles to ensure they had a valid licence to carry waste and that waste was transferred with the correct paperwork. This initiative is part of the ‘right waste, right place’ national campaign Click here Illegal waste operators targeting farmers Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is asking farmers and land owners to be aware of requests to store refuse derived fuel illegally on their land. It follows an increase in reports to NRW from landowners who have been approached in recent weeks. Click here EPA - Farm Hazardous Waste Collections 2016 Farmers across Ireland will again have an opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous wastes from their farms at ten collection events during October and November. The removal of these potentially dangerous substances represents a major step in improving farm safety while reducing the serious pollution risks associated with accidental spillages. Click here Fire prevention plan review: Consultation response and decisions document Published View the summary of responses received and how the Environment Agency considered them and the guidance review and test results documents. Click here Work on Processing Plant to Tackle Landspreading Odour Issues Information on the work being done to tackle odour issues at a potato processing plant in Measham, Leicestershire. Which generates wash water (a mixture of water, peelings, starch and mud) from processing potatoes – this is stored in lagoons on the site and spread on surrounding farm land. Click here Composting Company Hit With £26,000 Fine For “Offensive Odours” A composting company was been fined £26,000 this week due to the offensive odours coming from its Deerdykes Composting and Organics Recycling facility. The fine refers back to incidents that occurred during 2012. Click here

WRAP – Industry comes together to produce first ever National Recycling Guidelines Recyclers, local authorities and waste management companies have come together to produce a definitive list of what can and cannot be accepted for recycling at the kerbside. Click here Working collaboratively to manage radioactive waste Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) today brings together a wide range of stakeholders including government, regulators, industry and academics to consider progress and next steps for permanently disposing of the UK’s most radioactive waste. Click here ESA - Councils Could Save £300m Each Year In Litter Costs The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has on the 11th October launched a new policy paper examining how Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) could be used to fund litter clean up. Click here HSE Ireland – Free service to DUMP unwanted householder medicines The ‘Dispose of Unused Medicines Properly’ (DUMP) service has been operating successfully in the HSE South (Cork and Kerry) since 2007. In 2015, more than 280 bins, containing 3.9 tonnes of medicines, were safely disposed of as part of the campaign. The free service to dispose of unused or out of date medicines will be available to the general public in Cork and Kerry from 10th October – 20th November 2016. Click here Oil and Gas Regulator drop-in session – 18th October, Scarborough The Environment Agency, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority and Public Health England are hosting the event at the Scarborough Bowls Centre, Peasham Road, Scarborough. The event aims to explain how the agencies work together to regulate the onshore oil and gas industry and protect communities and the environment. Click here Environment Agency Suspends Waste Reuse Advisory Service The Definition of Waste Panel is temporarily closed and isn't receiving any new Definition of Waste submissions. The closure will be reviewed in November 2016. You can still undertake self assessment during this time using the IsItWaste tool. Click here The value in waste Government Chief Scientists visited the Biorenewables Development Centre in York, who are working on turning household waste into biofuels. They also met GSK and Veolia who are working on using food by-products in antibiotics. Click here New Infrastructure body to help build better Britain for everyone The National Infrastructure Commission is to be put on a permanent footing to help build a bigger, better and greater Britain. The commission will come into force in January 2017 and Sir John Armitt has agreed to be interim Deputy Chair. Click here ICE – Waste and Resource Management You are invited to propose a paper for the themed issue of Waste and Resource Management on Engineering for bioresources and the bioeconomy. Please submit a 200-word outline of the article you would like to write by 1st November 2016. This

special themed issue of Waste and Resource Management invites submission on all aspects of research on planning for and engineering the bioeconomy. To learn more about the themed issue and for a list of topics please download the Call for Papers. Untapped Potential For Household Plastics Says RECOUP Survey Despite a slowing down in household plastic collection rates, RECOUP has said it “remains upbeat about the potential for growth through further infrastructure development, consumer engagement and supporting policy” following the results of its latest UK Household Plastics Collection Survey. Click here for survey Open consultation - National Infrastructure Commission: call for ideas The purpose of the NIC is to set out a clear picture of infrastructure needed for the future, which concerns transport, energy, water and waste. This call for ideas is open to everyone, particularly from infrastructure experts, operators and business. CIWM would encourage as many people to respond as possible. Click here Open consultation – Implementation of Clean Air Zones in England What are your views on the draft regulation requiring Clean Air Zones to be made in Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Nottingham and Southampton? Click here to give your comments. Recycling Rates Should Not Take Priority Over Consumer Safety The European Container Glass Federation – FEVE – welcomes the European Parliament’s report on Food Contact Materials (FCM), which calls for “better synergies between the Framework Regulation on FCMs and the Circular Economy”. Click here Funding opportunity – Innovate UK projects for innovation in materials and manufacturing development UK businesses are invited to apply for a share of £15 million to work on projects that tackle challenges in manufacturing and materials, this opportunity is aiming to support projects that lead to increased productivity, competitiveness and growth for UK businesses. Click here Funding opportunity – ESRC-DFID Development Frontiers Research Fund 2016-2017 The Development Frontiers Research Fund aims to fund innovative, strategic and catalytic research with the potential to radically impact on sustainable development concepts or practices, or lead to new thinking and action on poverty reduction. The deadline for proposals is 26 January 2017. Click here REBus Webinar: Resource Efficient Business Models: Getting Started 21 November, London, Join REBus, EU Life+ funded project, at an event celebrating resource efficient business models. Our experts have been working with industry to develop, pilot and champion resource efficient business models which embrace the opportunities presented by the circular economy. Click here Refuse collectors' early finish scrapped in Edinburgh

Refuse collectors in Edinburgh will no longer be allowed to finish their shift early if they have completed their route. Click here for BBC and here Edinburgh News Report. Science for the Green Economy Seminar – Cranfield University 2nd November Open to anyone interested in the Green Economy agenda – practitioners in banking institutions, solicitors, NGOs, government, global companies, Universities, consulting firms. Click here

Entries for 10th Anniversary Rushlight Awards 2016-2017 is now open (to 30 November 2016) The Rushlight Awards are the only awards designed specifically to support and promote all the clean technologies, innovations, initiatives and deployment projects for businesses and other organisations throughout the UK, Ireland and internationally. The Rushlight Awards are open to all types of organisation at any stage of corporate development, including individual inventors, early stage companies, charities, universities, SMEs, quoted companies and multi-nationals. There are many reasons to enter for an award click here for more information. “World’s First” Automated Mattress Recycling Machine Launched The Furniture Recycling Group (TFR Group) has designed, developed and produced the “world’s first” automated pocket spring recycling machine, created to streamline the mattress recycling process significantly and reduce the number of mattresses sent to landfill each year. Click here CIWM Centre News

CIWM Centre Information Note August 2016 This note is intended to update CIWM Centre Councils and members on the discussion and decisions at Executive Committee. It will not include any information which is: financially restricted, commercially confidential; or strategically sensitive. These issues will remain for Executive Committee members only. Click here London & Southern Counties Centre Open Meeting: Thursday 20th October 2016. “Crisis Waste Management Open Meeting in association with WasteAid UK followed by a visit to Furnish – The West London Re-use Centre”. For further details please contact Mike Bland [email protected] or click here CIWM South West Centre Open Seminar: 21st October 2016. Environment Agency, Exeter. “Right Waste Right Place: Duty of Care in the construction Sector.” For further details and to book please click here or contact Terry March [email protected] CIWM London & Southern Counties Centre Study Tour: Technical Study Tour to Oslo 1st to 3rd November 2016. For further details please click here or contact Mike Bland [email protected]

CIWM Midlands Centre New Member Network Open Meeting and Site Visit - 3rd November 2016 An Introduction to Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste The above event will take place at The Rose Inn, Main Road, Baxterley, Warwickshire followed by a site visit to Atherstone AD Plant. For further details and to book please click here South West and London & Southern Counties Centre New Member Network Event: Developments in Circular Economy Thinking 8th November 2016, University of Southampton. For further details on this joint event between the CIWM South West Centre and London & Southern Counties Centre please click here CIWM North West Centre Open Meeting: 18th November 2016 North West Centre & LARAC, Birchwood Park, Chadwick House, Birchwood Park, Warrington WA3 6AE ‘Facing the Future Together’ For full details and to book your place please Click Here or contact Jenny Watts [email protected]

Centre Christmas Events CIWM London & Southern Counties 59th Annual Christmas Luncheon - Old Billingsgate, Friday 9th December 2016. For further details and how to book please click here or contact Mike Bland [email protected] CIWM North West Region Annual Christmas Lunch - 9th December 2016 To be held at Liverpool Football Club and compered by Willie Miller. To book please click here CIWM Cymru Wales Christmas Event on Friday 2 December, Park Inn City Centre, Cardiff Includes afternoon seminar “Wastes and Resources Beyond Wales”, drink reception and evening dinner with entertainment. All details and bookings available click here

CIWM & ESA Training Courses For more information click here or to contact the Training Team on 01604 823341

CIWM Events & Conferences CIWM Sustainability Awards 2016

3rd November 2016 - Marriott Grosvenor Square, London For more information click here or to contact the Events Team on 01604 823344

Associated Organisations ISWA – INTERNATIONAL SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION SOCIETY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT – CHARTERED ENVIRONMENTALISTS www.socenv.org.uk