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‘Implementing Change’ Scottish Waste Industry Conference and Awards Dinner 2004

Eventful Scotland hosted another successful Scottish Waste Industry Conference and awards dinner on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 October at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow. The ‘Implementing Change’ event followed on from last year’s original ‘Challenge of Change’ conference to highlight the progress that has been made in the Scottish Waste industry in the past year and the future developments that are due to take place.

Announcements and Issues
Announcements were made regarding Scottish Executive plans to provide a total of £2 million to local authorities this financial year to enable them to carry out audits of their own waste and produce waste prevention action plans.

The conference also addressed how the changes required by the National Waste Plan are being implemented. Themes included: Strategic Partnerships, Strategic Environmental Assessment, medium to long term markets for recyclable materials and a debate focusing on the funding gap on waste treatment . The interesting presentation of these topics was followed by lively question and answer sessions which raised further issues of relevance and interest.

The indoor exhibition held in conjunction with the conference featured stands from prestigious waste management organisations, recycling and reprocessing companies, and suppliers to the industry. The exhibitors provided a ‘shop window’ promoting the latest technologies and services available in today’s market place and generated a lot of interest amongst conference delegates.

Award Winners
The Scottish Waste Management Industry Dinner and Awards Ceremony was held on Tuesday 5 October. Presentations were be made in recognition of outstanding contributions to the waste management industry in Scotland. The Award winners included Shetland Islands Council, William Tracey Ltd, The GRAB Trust (who are based in Argyll and Bute) and Nicki Souter (from the Scottish Waste Awareness Group). They won the awards in the following respective categories:

  • Local Authority
  • Private Sector
  • Community/Voluntary Sector
  • Individual

The evening began with a drinks reception hosted by Glasgow City Council, followed by dinner, an after dinner speaker who kept everyone amused and a live jazz band. The festivities carried on well into the evening and a good time was had by all.






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