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The Events section lists a selection of local and national events that focus on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and other waste related issues in the UK. You can see our full list of upcoming local and national events taking place across the UK on this page.

You can use the Events Filter to view local events. Please use the contact details listed for each event if you would like to find out more.
National Events
16/02/06:
Recycling Information Roadshow
Location:
Lothian and Borders
Venue:
Chirnside Community Centre, Main Street, Chirnside
Time:
11.30am-2pm & 5-7pm
Details:
Find out more about Scottish Borders Council's kerbside recycling scheme when the Recycling Information Roadshow visits Chirnside. The Recycling Information Roadshow will have examples of the wheeled bins, the coloured recycling sacks and a home composter, and members of the recycling team will be on hand to answer questions. The bins and recycling bags are currently being delivered to Berwickshire, with kerbside recycling starting in March.
Contact:
Recycling Helpline 01835 825 128
21/02/06:
Recycling Information Roadshow
Location:
Lothian and Borders
Venue:
Gordon Village Hall, Main Street, Gordon
Time:
11am-2pm & 5-7pm
Details:
Find out more about Scottish Borders Council's kerbside recycling scheme when the Recycling Information Roadshow visits Gordon. The Recycling Information Roadshow will have examples of the wheeled bins, the coloured recycling sacks and a home composter, and members of the recycling team will be on hand to answer questions. The bins and recycling bags are currently being delivered to Berwickshire, with kerbside recycling starting in March.
Contact:
Recycling Helpline 01835 825 128
21/02/06:
The Scottish Council for Development and Industry Seminar
Location:
Glasgow and Clyde Valley
Venue:
Glasgow
Time:
7.45am - 9.30am
Contact:
Nicola Hopkin
Email:
nicola.hopkin@scdi.org.uk
Website:
www.scdi.org.uk
22/02/06:
Fife Council Kerbside Recycling Service Public Meeting
Location:
Fife
Venue:
Abbeyview Community Leisure Centre
Time:
6.30-8pm
Details:
Fife Council Environmental Services are holding a public meeting to discuss changes in the kerbside recycling service. The evening is planned to allow Environmenal Services representatives to explain the recycling services and the reasons for the changes, and to give members of the public a chance to ask questions.
Contact:
Lisa McLeod, Waste Aware Fife Campaign Manager, tel: 01592 413864
Email:
lisa.mcleod@fife.gov.uk
22/02/06:
Recycling Information Roadshow
Location:
Lothian and Borders
Venue:
Duns Volunteer Hall, Langtongate, Duns
Time:
11am-2pm & 5-7pm
Details:
Find out more about Scottish Borders Council's kerbside recycling scheme when the Recycling Information Roadshow visits Duns. The Recycling Information Roadshow will have examples of the wheeled bins, the coloured recycling sacks and a home composter, and members of the recycling team will be on hand to answer questions. The bins and recycling bags are currently being delivered to Berwickshire, with kerbside recycling starting in March.
Contact:
Recycling Helpline 01835 825 128
23/02/06:
Recycling Information Roadshow
Location:
Lothian and Borders
Venue:
Coldstream Community Centre, Main Street, Coldstream
Time:
11am-2pm & 5-7pm
Details:
Find out more about Scottish Borders Council's kerbside recycling scheme when the Recycling Information Roadshow visits Coldstream. The Recycling Information Roadshow will have examples of the wheeled bins, the coloured recycling sacks and a home composter, and members of the recycling team will be on hand to answer questions. The bins and recycling bags are currently being delivered to Berwickshire, with kerbside recycling starting in March.
Contact:
Recycling Helpline 01835 825 128
24/02/06:
Forward Scotland ‘Environment Jobs Scotland’
Location:
Tayside
Venue:
Royal Concert Hall, Perth
Details:
Forward Scotland is holding a free half-day conference to highlight the findings of research into opportunities for the development of ‘Green Jobs’ in Scotland. The conference will focus on the outputs of Environment Jobs Scotland - a one-year initiative to demonstrate the potential of the environment sector to provide recognised training and long-term employment opportunities. The conference will seek to encourage discussion amongst delegates on improving the image of the environment sector, opportunities for developing training and qualifications relating to new technologies, and the potential for job growth in rural areas.
Email:
donna.mccann@forward-scotland.org.uk
Website:
www.ejscotland.info
01/03/06:
Environmental Tourism
Location:
Tayside
Venue:
Perth
Cost:
£35 + VAT
Details:
Delivered in a relaxed atmosphere this seminar offers excellent networking opportunities while accessing leading industry specialists.

Two leaders from the tourism industry will share their own experiences and offer best practice examples that can be implemented in individual businesses.
  • Discover what local tourism businesses can do to protect Scotland's wild and fragile areas that have inevitably become prime tourism destinations
  • Discover how local and national independent tourism providers have incorporated responsible travel into their mission
  • Discover the social, economic and environmental issues behind the Scottish Tourism Industry
  • How can local tourism businesses make Scottish Tourism sustainable?
Contact:
Fiona, Tel: 0141 357 2235
Email:
fiona@starkeventsuk.com
01/03/06:
Scottish Council for Development and Industry Seminar
Location:
Lothian and Borders
Venue:
Edinburgh
Time:
7.45am - 9.30am
Contact:
Nicola Hopkin
Email:
nicola.hopkin@scdi.org.uk
Website:
www.scdi.org.uk
05/03/06:
Recycling Managers Advance Training Course – Optimising collection – The role of contracts and getting more people involved
Venue:
Cheltenham (TBC)
Details:
The option modules aim to further your knowledge and skills in an area of your choice. The Preparation of post-course, work-based reports, enable you to further develop your report writing skills to produce a strategy applicable to your own work place. The course strives to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop and promote cost-effective systems to collect and sort materials from the municipal waste stream for recycling and composting that meet end market requirements; and to put in place effective monitoring systems to ensure continuous improvement in the performance of these systems.
Contact:
Tel. 01295 819655
Email:
kelly.dawe@wrap.org.uk
07/03/06:
Envirenergy North West
Venue:
Manchester
Details:
Envirenergy North West has established itself as one of the leading events in the energy and environmental calendar. By exhibiting at Envirenergy North West you will generate additional business and good quality leads, network with other like-minded people, make new contacts and build on existing relationships and get access to approximately 400 high calibre, energy and environmental decision makers. In short, this event is an ideal platform to either launch new products and services or expanding on your current portfolio and client base.
Contact:
Alison Shields, Tel: 01257 452 230
Email:
alison@washingtondowling.com
Website:
www.envirenergy.org.uk
15/03/06:
Recycling & Waste World Energy From Waste Conference 2006
End Date:
16/03/06
Venue:
Institute of Physics, London
Details:
Waste is finally being regarded as a resource - and in todays integrated waste management plans, it is a resource of both materials and energy. However, implementing a reliable, cost-effective and deliverable solution remains as challenging as ever. The questions have moved on from "Is this a solution?" to the detailed and practical: • What approach to meeting LATS targets is best? • How can planning and public acceptance issues be eased? • Of the many financing options available, which one will work best for a particular project? • When and how can waste derived fuel be economically used? • What are the merits of the various technologies and technology combinations? With billions of pounds forecast as necessary investment in the waste management infrastructure of the UK, these are critical questions which will affect all aspects of waste, power and the environment. For all those involved in these industries, whether at the heart of them or on the periphery, this conference provides essential information enabling sound, long-term decision making.
Website:
www.recyclingwasteworld.co.uk
23/03/06:
Fife Council Kerbside Recycling Service Public Meeting
Location:
Fife
Venue:
Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline
Time:
6.30-8pm
Details:
Fife Council Environmental Services are holding a public meeting to discuss changes in the kerbside recycling service. The evening is planned to allow Environmenal Services representatives to explain the recycling services and the reasons for the changes, and to give members of the public a chance to ask questions.
Contact:
Lisa McLeod, Waste Aware Fife Campaign Manager, tel: 01592 413864
Email:
lisa.mcleod@fife.gov.uk
23/03/06:
Scottish Renewables Forum Annual Conference
End Date:
24/03/06
Location:
Glasgow and Clyde Valley
Venue:
Glasgow Hilton, Glasgow
Details:
Details to follow.
Contact:
Calum McCalum, Tel: 0845 270 2225
23/03/06:
The Scottish Council for Development and Industry Forum
Venue:
TBC
Time:
9am - 5pm
Contact:
Nicola Hopkin
Email:
nicola.hopkin@scdi.org.uk
Website:
www.scdi.org.uk
30/03/06:
Alternative Waste Treatment Technology
Venue:
Hotel Ibis, London SW6
Time:
9am – 4.30pm
Details:
Materials Recycling Week, in association with DEFRA, has organised this comprehensive one-day conference specifically for the recycling and waste management community. Local authorities must now develop an integrated approach to waste management and consider the most sustainable, cost effective and viable options to landfill. This essential conference will guide you from strategy through to procurement completion to ensure you are confident in your approach to landfill diversion.
Contact:
Tel. 0845 0562443
Email:
MRWconferences@emap.com
Website:
www.mrw.co.uk
13/05/06:
Friends of the Earth Scotland Annual General Meeting
Location:
Lothian and Borders
Venue:
Lamb's House, Burgess Street, Edinburgh
Details:
Members are invited to attend the Friends of the Earth Scotland Annual General Meeting (AGM). Annual gathering of Friends of the Earth members. A great opportunity to network, meet staff and other supporters. Event will include special guest speaker.
Website:
www.foe-scotland.org.uk
12/06/06:
5th Annual Symposium on waste treatment technologies 2006
End Date:
16/06/06
Venue:
Paignton, UK
Details:
The symposium will provide a forum for discussion and development of a broadly based and common sense approach to more effective and sustainable integrated waste management systems.
13/06/06:
CIWM Annual Conference 2006
End Date:
16/06/06
Venue:
TBC
Details:
The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management Annual Conference will include papers on:
  • Breaking new ground through research and development
  • Making waste plans
  • Making plans happen – the political realities of waste life
  • How other EU partners have tackled the change agenda
  • Waste treatment technologies – what they can and can’t do
  • An international symposium on energy from waste
  • Planning for and managing non-municipal wastes
  • Policy, legal and regulatory changes
  • Taking the public with us
Contact:
Tel. 01604 620426
Email:
events@ciwm.co.uk
Website:
www.ciwm.co.uk/conference2006
 
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