The following links provide useful resources on waste and resources management:
CIWM – Setting Professional Standards in Sustainable Resource and Waste Management
The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), is the professional body which represents waste professionals working in the sustainable waste and resource management sectors worldwide. CIWM sets the professional standards for individuals working in the industry and has various grades of membership determined by education, qualification and experience.
The International Solid Waste Association is an international, independent and non-profit making association, working in the public interest to promote and develop sustainable waste management worldwide. ISWA has members around the world and is the only worldwide association promoting sustainable and professional waste management.
The Association is open to individuals and organisations from the scientific community, public institutions and public and private companies from all over the world working in the field of and interested in waste management.
DEFRA – government waste management policy
Covers government waste policy on
- Waste research and evidence
- Recycling and waste collection from households
- UK ship recycling strategy
- Food waste
- Anaerobic digestion and energy recovery from waste
- Waste infrastructure delivery programme
- Hazardous waste
- Packaging waste – producer responsibility regimes
- Disposing of tyres
- Charging for single use plastic carrier bags
The EU has some of the world’s highest environmental standards, developed over decades. Environment policy helps protect Europe’s natural capital, encourages business to green the EU economy, and safeguards the health and wellbeing of people living in the EU.
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