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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.

February 2005
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
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
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.
01/03/05 CRNS - Funding, Finance and the Future
  Venue: The Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling FK8 1DE
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Details: A one day seminar run by CRNS looking at grant funding, social economy, service delivery, financing and investment options. If you are concerned about the long term future of your organisation, this seminar will help you to start preparing for the future as we set out on the journey to greater financial independence and viability. Presentations will include Forth Sector, EQUAL Strengthening the Social Economy, the Charity Bank, Futurebuilders Scotland, ECT Recycling, a representative from a Scottish Local Authority and Social Investment Scotland.
Cost: Full / Associate Members - Free, Affiliate Members - £25, Non-members - £45.
Contact: To register, please download the fax back booking form from www.crns.org.uk tel: 01786 469002 or email: events@crns.org.uk
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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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.

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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