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National Events

If you or your organisation are holding any events that you would like to see posted up on this page, please contact us at 01786 468 246 or email Sarah Lee. Please note that there are also local events pages for each of the 11 Waste Strategy Areas.

January 2005
31/01/05 Defra/CIWM Workshops on the Review Of Waste Strategy 2000:
Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Waste Management

Venue: Hamilton House, London
Details: The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in collaboration with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, is holding a preliminary series of workshops across England as part of the review of Waste Strategy 2000. Waste Strategy 2000 included a commitment for a “root-and-branch” review in 2010, with smaller reviews in 2005 and 2015.
The theme of the workshops is resource efficiency and sustainable waste management. As part of the evidence-gathering process to inform the review, we wish to engage directly with experts and opinion-formers to identify options for the further development of the strategic framework for the sustainable management of the waste that society as a whole generates.
Contact: events@ciwm.co.uk or visit the CIWM website.

February 2005
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01/02/05 INCREASE Programme Roadshow
  Venue: Discovery Point Centre, Dundee
Details: Following the success of the regional launch events that were held throughout Scotland in November 2004, the CRNS have announced a further series of events for February 2005. You can find out more about the programme, get feedback on the progress to date, network with the community sector and discuss your project ideas with a Development Officer. There will also be a presentation from Futurebuilders Scotland.
Contact: For more information, or to register for one of the events, please email: info@increase-programme.org.uk, tel: 0870 190 5278 or visit:
www.increase-programme.org.uk to complete an online registration form.
02/02/05 Defra/CIWM Workshops on the Review Of Waste Strategy 2000:
Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Waste Management

Venue: Lancashire
Details: The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in collaboration with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, is holding a preliminary series of workshops across England as part of the review of Waste Strategy 2000. Waste Strategy 2000 included a commitment for a “root-and-branch” review in 2010, with smaller reviews in 2005 and 2015.
The theme of the workshops is resource efficiency and sustainable waste management. As part of the evidence-gathering process to inform the review, we wish to engage directly with experts and opinion-formers to identify options for the further development of the strategic framework for the sustainable management of the waste that society as a whole generates.
Contact: events@ciwm.co.uk or visit the CIWM website.

02/02/05 INCREASE Programme Roadshow
  Venue: The Tolbooth, Stirling
Details: Following the success of the regional launch events that were held throughout Scotland in November 2004, the CRNS have announced a further series of events for February 2005. You can find out more about the programme, get feedback on the progress to date, network with the community sector and discuss your project ideas with a Development Officer. There will also be a presentation from Futurebuilders Scotland.
Contact: For more information, or to register for one of the events, please email: info@increase-programme.org.uk, tel: 0870 190 5278 or visit:
www.increase-programme.org.uk to complete an online registration form.
08/02/05 Cost Effective Monitoring & Evaluation of Waste Schemes & Campaigns

Venue: Faraday Wharf, Aston Science Park, Birmingham
Details: When it comes to getting people to recycle and compost more, you need to spend both time and money improving schemes and promoting them. Once you have made changes, how do you know if you have engaged the public? Have you changed their behaviour? Is your scheme efficient? Are your brand new vehicles operating to their full potential? Are you diverting as much waste as you could? Not only is it important for the development of your schemes to have answers to these questions but having the answer to some of these is mandatory for funders. The day will be a mixture of expert speakers, people sharing experiences, and training workshops for developing practical expertise. Experience from national, regional and local campaigns will be presented and at least one representative from WRAP will be there to answer any questions you might have.
With the emphasis on cost-effective monitoring, you will come away with expertise that can be applied in the real world of your local authority, saving you money and pushing you up the learning curve.
Contact: Events Team on 0121 604 4664 or email: karen.phillips@m-e-l.co.uk

08/02/05 INCREASE Programme Roadshow
  Venue: Citadel Leisure Centre, Ayr
Details: Following the success of the regional launch events that were held throughout Scotland in November 2004, the CRNS have announced a further series of events for February 2005. You can find out more about the programme, get feedback on the progress to date, network with the community sector and discuss your project ideas with a Development Officer. There will also be a presentation from Futurebuilders Scotland.
Contact: For more information, or to register for one of the events, please email: info@increase-programme.org.uk, tel: 0870 190 5278 or visit:
www.increase-programme.org.uk to complete an online registration form.
08/02/05 Planning to get better - A CIWM seminar - Waste Planning Guidance Review

Venue: London
Details: It's crucial that the waste and resource management sectors get the planning system needed to allow the next generation of facilities to be built. Landfill - dominated strategies are a thing of the past – now we need different solutions to re-use, recycle and recover to the max. This will involve more sites (maybe 5 to 10 for each landfill we do without), different technologies and locations closer to where the waste is being produced. The planning system has to be fit to deliver this new world in time. This seminar will help practitioners to hear what's proposed and to have their say. It will help shape this industry for the next 20 years. If you have a stake in this future - you should be there.
Contact: events@ciwm.co.uk or visit the CIWM website.

08/02/05 SEEC 2005 - The Scottish Energy & Environment Conference

Venue: Thistle Hotel, Glasgow
Details: Organised on behalf of Scottish Executive and in partnership with ScottishPower, BAE Systems, Scottish Water and Envirowise. SEEC is Scotland's premier energy and environmental event, enabling industry and public sector decision makers alike to share their experience, expertise and enthusiasm in energy and environmental best practice. From worst practice techniques and up-to-date information on emissions trading - the conference programme offers you essential updates and guidance from key industry figures. Key players in both the industrial and commercial sectors will be in attendance.
Contact: Vicki Washington direct on 01257 276 278/01257 276 176 or
email: vicki@washingtondowling.com

09/02/05 INCREASE Programme Roadshow
  Venue: The Burgh Hall, Peebles
Details: Following the success of the regional launch events that were held throughout Scotland in November 2004, the CRNS have announced a further series of events for February 2005. You can find out more about the programme, get feedback on the progress to date, network with the community sector and discuss your project ideas with a Development Officer. There will also be a presentation from Futurebuilders Scotland.
Contact: For more information, or to register for one of the events, please email: info@increase-programme.org.uk, tel: 0870 190 5278 or visit:
www.increase-programme.org.uk to complete an online registration form.
09/02/05 WEEE and the lighting industry
  Venue: London
Details: This conferences focuses exclusively on the implications of the WEEE Directive for the lighting industry - including how to establish an implementation plan for recyclers, shredders, contractors and wholesalers.
Contact: Lighting Equipment News, 020 7505 6044
09/02/05 The Benefits of using Compost for Scottish Crops
  Venue: Forfar
Details: Sustainability is an issue of increasing importance for the agricultural industry and there are real commercial benefits to be realised by being ahead of the competition. The dramatic growth of the composting sector offers a range of high quality products that offer farmers the opportunity to develop cropping systems that require lower use of chemical inputs without detrimental effects on crop yield and soil health. To support the development of these opportunities, REMADE Scotland is hosting a half day seminar to outline the benefits of compost application in agriculture.
Contact: For more information or to register please contact tel: 0141 5820460
email: p.cruz@gcal.ac.uk or visit: www.remade.org.uk
10/02/05 Defra/CIWM Workshops on the Review Of Waste Strategy 2000:
Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Waste Management

Venue: Glenrothes, Fife
Details: tbc
Cost:Free
Contact: Alison Gallacher (CVS Fife) on 01592 868948 or email: agallacher@cvsfife.org

10/02/05 Sustainable Procurement event
  Venue: London
Details: This conferences focuses exclusively on the implications of the WEEE Directive for the lighting industry - including how to establish an implementation plan for recyclers, shredders, contractors and wholesalers.
Contact: Lighting Equipment News, 020 7505 6044
15/02/05 Zero waste
  Venue: London
Details: This Recycling and Waste World conference will debate the feasibility, challenges and benefits of a zero waste strategy. It will also look at the fiscal, political and social developments needed to achieve it. Speakers will include representatives from WRAP, London Remade and Waste Watch.
Cost:£325 + VAT
Contact: 01722 716 996
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17/02/05
The Gathering
Venue: SECC, Glasgow
Details: Scotland 's annual conference and exhibition for the voluntary sector. Organised by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Contact: Alex Thomson, SCVO Conference Organiser,
tel: 0131 556 3882, email: alex.thomson@scvo.org.uk
22/02/05 Message in a Bottle Seminar
Venue: Hamden Park, Glasgow
Details: This seminar will provide local authorities with the tools and the knowledge to include plastic bottles cost effectively within kerbside collection schemes.
Contact: For application forms please use the following link www.wrap.org.uk/events.asp
23/02/05 Managing hazardous waste
Venue: London
Details: Producers and managers of hazardous waste are faced with an ever-increasing legislative burden. This Materials Recycling Week conference will deal with the hazardous waste regulations, waste acceptance criteria and the landfill Directive.
Cost: £349 + VAT
Contact: 020 7505 6044
24/02/05
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25/02/05
Improving Organic Waste Management Operations:
Achieving Optimum Efficiency & Quality
Details: This course will provide a thorough knowledge and understanding of the key elements required for successful composting site operations in order to improve site efficiencies and the quality of products. The course is aimed at composting site operations staff and anyone who wishes to learn more about the fundamental aspects of compost site operations.
Contact: Training Services Department, tel: 01604 620426, email: training@ciwm.co.uk.
Further information is also available on the WRAP website: www.wrap.org.uk
March 2005
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01/03/05 What a Waste!
  Venue: CragRats Mill, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire.
Time: 9.30 – 14.00
Details: With the increasing demand on landfill site capacity, the need to address the issue of waste awareness has never been so prevalent. Waste management needs to be controlled before it reaches saturation point. The showcase is an ideal opportunity to experience our interactive waste management programmes first hand. It is also a chance to network with like-minded individuals to find solutions to the issues. CragRats ReAct goes beyond the traditional concept of Theatre in Education, offering a full educational resource and tailor made solutions. By appealing to audience emotions and highlighting the possible consequences of our actions, ReAct’s performances are both thought-provoking and memorable. This is a proven way of making a positive change in attitudes and behaviours. We will show you how you can make a real and lasting change on Waste Management issues.
Contact: John Duxbury on 01484 686451 or email john@cragrats.com.
For further information on this event (available soon), visit the CragRats website.
02/03/05 Strategy Review Conference – Barriers and Solutions
  Venue:One Whitehall Place, London
Details: The Waste Strategy Review Conference: Barriers and Solutions will stimulate ideas on the work of DEFRA, the strategy review and devolved strategies. The programme will include the launch of CIWM's 'Lessons Learned Report', and cover a general debate about barriers, solutions and outcomes of the review. This event will be of direct relevance to anybody with a stake in the future of wastes management. It will be an opportunity to be informed, to hone your opinions and to influence the thinking of others on this vital topic.
Cost: £249 plus VAT to CIWM members, £299 plus VAT to non-members.
Contact: www.ciwm.co.uk. Tel: 01604 620426 or e-mail: events@ciwm.co.uk.
08/03/05 Public Participation and the Environment
  Venue: London
Details: tbc
Contact:Bob Earll, CMS. tel: 01531 890415, email: bob.earll@coastms.co.uk
15/03/05 Hazardous household waste
  Venue: Birmingham
Details: This event from the National Household Hazardous Waste Forum will focus on methods for collecting and recycling household batteries, and will explore the impact that the WEEE and batteries Directives will have on local authorities.
Contact: Gwen Thirwell, 0113 243 8777
16/03/05 Energy from waste
  Venue: London
Details: This conference, supported by the Environmental Services Association, will debate in-depth the issue of waste to energy in the UK. It will look at the newer technologies such as pyrolysis and gasification as well as analyse the barriers to progress.
Contact:01722 716 996
April 2005
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08/04/05
Recycling - unlocking the benefits
Venue: Cambridge
Details: How can industry meet legislative targets for reducing and recycling waste while simultaneously improving performance and profit margins? Speakers from DEFRA, B&Q, WRAP, Tetrapack, Hewlett Packard and Nokia will try to find an answer at this Cambridge University / Coach House Group conference.
Contact: Angela Mason, 015242 72315
July 2005
26/07/05 Coming soon to a landfill site (not) near you (Hazardous Waste Seminar)
  Venue: Cardiff
Fee: £149 plus VAT to CIWM members, £199 plus VAT to non-members.
Details: July 2005 sees the “double whammy” of new Hazardous Waste Regulations for England and Wales at the same time as new “Waste Acceptance Criteria” for landfills. The Changes will affect many thousands of businesses. More wastes will be classed as “hazardous”, including familiar items like oily waste, lighting tubes and electrical equipment, with fewer facilities for them to go to. This will come as a surprise to many, as will the increased responsibilities that go with it, including:
  • Inspections of Hazardous waste producers by the Environment Agency
  • Waste producers required to test and classify their waste to ensure waste meets acceptance criteria at landfills
  • new controls for movements and treatment/disposal of hazardous waste
  • Local Authorities becoming producers of hazardous waste collected from households or brought to a CA site
  • Increased cost of waste disposal, especially for hazardous wastes.

The event will also hear the Welsh strategy for meeting the challenges of hazardous waste management. Are you ready for these changes? Time to prepare is running out.
Contact: 01604 620426 or e-mail: events@ciwm.co.uk, or visit CIWM website.

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08/08/05
3rd World Youth Congress
Venue: Stirling University
Fee: Free
Details: This event is for young people aged 18-25 working for a sustainable world community.  Approximately 600 youth from around the world are expected to attend the active participation Action Projects and Skills Workshops.
Contact: To find out more, visit www.scotland2005.org

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