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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.


30th: Use Less Recycle More Roadshow
The University of Edinburgh
Time: 9am-2.15pm
Fee: Free
Details: This event will be of value to those in Construction and Waste Industries and policy makers.  For more information, please click here.
Contacts:Simon Chiva, tel: 01733 312280, email: s.chiva@ukceed.org

December 2004

1st: Tried & Tested: A hands on approach to Waste Educational Activities
Venue: Tolbooth, Stirling
Time: 9.30am-3.30pm
Details: Tried & Tested is the first in a series of sectoral events organised by The Network to illustrate how waste education is being delivered in schools. The event has been designed to enable waste education practitioners to share best practice, and will draw on the wealth of experience in the sector as well as showcasing the resources available to get the waste message across. Tried & Tested will include a series of presentations, as well as a resources exhibition and plenty of networking time to speak to fellow colleagues. The event will encourage delegates to get 'hands-on' with a range of resources and to talk to those who have been involved in their development, including traditional and multimedia activities.
Contact: email: network@sepa.org.uk

3rd: Community Repaint Annual Event
Leeds Civic Hall
Time: 10am-3.30pm
Details: This year's programme will provide information on ways to gain
funding for existing CR>P schemes, best practice for running a scheme and
information on support being provided for the national network of schemes.
The morning session will include speakers from the Community Recycling and
Economic Development (CRED) programme and Community Re>Paint Newbury. The
afternoon session will include workshops on operational procedures, setting
up a new scheme and earning income from commercial collections of paint.
Contact: Georgina Cross, tel: 0113 2438777

4th: Organic Gardening
Venue: Oatridge Agricultural College, Broxburn
Fee: £65 members/£75 non-members
Contact: For more details, contact BTCV Scotland, tel: 01786 479697, email: h.paul@btcv.org.uk

7th: Improving Organic Waste Management Collection
Venue: tbc
Details: Provides skills required to set up successful collection for organic household waste. Also aims to improve efficiency of organic household waste collections through increasing public knowledge and participation.
Contact: For application forms please use the following link www.wrap.org.uk/events.asp

7th: VIBES Awards
Venue: The Hub, Edinburgh
Details: The VIBES (Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland) Awards recognise and reward the efforts of Scottish organisations to become more efficient and competitive through improving environmental performance. The Awards are a multi-partnership project and have attracted great interest from many of Scotland’s largest and smallest organisations.
Contact: VIBES Awards, Burnbrae, Mossilee Road, Galashiels TD1 1NF
tel: 01896 754797, fax: 01896 754412, email: info@vibes.org.uk

10th: CIWM Xmas Lunch
Venue: Glasgow Caledonian University
Contact: Mary Harley, tel: 0141 582 0450

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January 2005

17th: Improving the UK's Recycling Performance
Venue: New Lanark
Fee: Free
Details: These courses will focus on equipping delegates with the knowledge, skills and tools to develop cost effective systems with high participation and recovery rates for the collection and sorting of materials for recycling and composting that meet end market requirements.
Contact: For application forms please use the following link www.wrap.org.uk/events.asp

Feburary 2005

22nd: 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

24th & 25th: 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

July 2005

30th July-8th Aug: 3rd World Youth Congress
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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