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News Online 9th March 2012

CIWM Annual Conference 2012
12-13th June 2012, London

Members save over 50% if booked before 20 April!!
Following its highly successful launch last year, June sees the return of the industry's premier two-day conference. This year's event will boast a diverse range of speakers, including ministers and government representatives, thought leaders and industry figureheads, encouraging informed debate and discussion on all the key issues facing our sector.

To view the full conference programme, and to find out more about the exciting networking, exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities available, visit


Green Investment Bank to be based in Edinburgh and London

The Business Secretary Vince Cable announced this week that the first ever UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) will be based in Edinburgh and London. The headquarters of the GIB will be located in Edinburgh, with the GIB's main transaction team based in London. This arrangement will enable a greater commercial reach nationally than could be achieved from one location.
GIB to be based in Edinburgh and London

Publication of the statistical release on UK's Carbon Footprint 1990 to 2009

Defra has published official figures for annual UK carbon footprint for the years 1990 to 2009. It describes carbon dioxide emissions relating to goods and services produced by UK business and consumed by UK residents, and those emissions relating to imported goods. The release also provides new estimates of emissions of total greenhouse gases associated with UK consumption. See the full statistical release here.

Publication of EU Emissions Trading Systems auction schedule for May - July 2012

The UK Government published the schedule for EU ETS auctions to take place between May and July this year. The Government will auction 12 million allowances over this period, using surplus allowances from the UK Phase II New Entrant Reserve (NER).

Environmental Permitting Regulations Update

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations have now been finalised. They amend the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 ("the 2010 Regulations") and will come into force on 6th April 2012. The latest version, excluding the civil sanctions provisions, can be found here.

Communication on improving the delivery of benefits from EU environment measures

The European Commission adopted the 'Communication on improving the delivery of benefits from EU environment measures: building confidence through better knowledge and responsiveness' this week. The objective of the Communication is to intensify the dialogue with governments and all other stakeholders on how they can work better together to achieve better implementation of EU law by moving towards a more systematic approach to collecting and sharing knowledge and by enhancing responsiveness to environmental problems at a local level, closer to the citizen.

WRAP Report - 'Courtauld Commitment 2 2010-12: Progress and case studies'

A Report that includes some Courtauld Commitment Phase 2 case studies, written by UK retailers, brands and manufacturers and reported by WRAP working with Defra, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of the Environment Northern Ireland. Courtauld Commitment 2 Voluntary agreement 2010 - 2012 Progress and case studies

Scotland - Food and Drink in Scotland: Key Facts 2012

This is the fourth publication of Food and Drink in Scotland: Key Facts. It draws together key facts and figures on food and drink in Scotland and includes food waste arisings in 2008-2009.

Wales - Tidy Towns bidding round 2012-13

Tidy Towns is a three year £12 million initiative. It provides funding to local authorities and Keep Wales Tidy to empower people to make improvements to their local environment and help achieve a clean, safe and tidy Wales. The bidding rounds for the Tidy Towns community led projects and the local authority led projects 2012-13 is now open. Tidy Towns bidding round 2012-13

ENDS Survey of Green Professionals 2012

The ENDS Survey of Green Professionals 2012 will be the most comprehensive survey ever carried out of UK professionals whose jobs contribute to sustainability. Managed by ENDS (Environmental Data Services) in association with the Society for the Environment, the survey will shed unique new light concerning Green Professionals':
1) Pay and conditions
2) Role in the green economy, and
3) Opinions on politics and green issues

The survey questionnaire is now live here:
All respondents will have a chance to win one of three Amazon Kindles and to receive notification when the survey findings have been analysed.

ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste Prevention and Recycling

Waste prevention and recycling are the key components of modern waste management. In many parts of the world the focus is now shifting from waste management to resource management. This third ISWA Beacon Conference Waste Prevention and Recycling is right on top of these developments. ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste Prevention and Recycling

Free WRAP Business Support Workshop

A free workshop taking place in March will focus on helping businesses to grow in a challenging economic environment.
'Business strategy in a volatile market' includes discussion on basic management accounting practice and its benefits, anticipating market changes, knowing your customers and competitors, and developing a strategy for the future. It will be held on Wednesday 21st March, 9.00am - 1.30pm at De Vere Village Hotel, Warrington and will be followed by visit to Highwood synthetic wood manufacturers.
Reserve your place by emailing your contact details

Free London 2012 workshops for freight operators and their customers

Transport for London (TfL) are offering 230 free workshops, both inside and outside the capital, to help hauliers and their customers in transport 'hotspots' keep running smoothly during the Games.

Four workshops tailored to the waste industry will be held on the following dates;

21 March
BIFFA Edmonton (Second Floor), Ardra Road, Edmonton, N9 0BD
Morning workshop - 9.30am - 12.30pm BOOK NOW
Afternoon workshop - 13.30pm - 16.30pm BOOK NOW

25 April - Veolia The Sky Suite, 16th/17th floor (Board Room) 89 Albert, Embankment, SE1 7TP
Morning workshop - 9.30am - 12.30pm BOOK NOW
Afternoon workshop - 13.30pm - 16.30pm BOOK NOW

Summer Freight Planning Conference

22 March Wembley Stadium London
A one-day event that will answer all your questions and ensure that you minimise the impact of the Olympic and Paralympic Games on your operations.

CIWM German Study Tour Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th April 2012

The programme of visits will be finalised soon but normally includes AD, MRF, Paper Reclamation, Collection Systems, MBT and In Vessel Composting. The cost will be £250.00 per person plus booking and paying for their own airfare. The maximum number of delegates will be in the order of 35 to 40 so contact us quickly.
All inquiries from prospective participants can be directed to Keith Simmonite at or 01909 770921 (home) or 07711 336441 (mobile).


CIWM Member Briefing February 2012

Find out what has been happening at CIWM HQ.

NEW DATES for 2012 - Become a Chartered Waste Manager - Upgrade your CIWM Membership in 2012

If you have been thinking about upgrading to Chartered Status now is the time to start preparing your application. The 2012 dates for application deadlines and professional interviews are on available by clicking on: Interview and Workshop Programme 2012


CIWM would like to thank all members who have chosen to pay their annual fees by Direct Debit. You can now download your receipt from the members' area of the website. Once you have logged into the members area (you may need to register first if you have not already done so) click on: Pay Fees By Credit/Debit Card/Print receipt (you will find this under the "Membership Subscriptions" section). Simply click on download receipt for a PDF. Receipts for members using other payment methods, e.g. cheque, credit card, will be available to download as soon as payment is received.

Election of Members of General Council and Committees

If you are a corporate (voting) member of any Centre with the exception of Scotland, Midlands and South West you should have received an email on 7th February regarding the call for nominations for places on either General Council and/or positions on the Committees. If you have not received this email which was sent out via a marketing engine please contact who will be happy to forward the email again.


Members who pay by annual DD will receive a 10% discount. Paying by quarterly DD attracts a 5% discount. Paying by DD also avoids an admin fee of £10. So if you don't already pay your fees by DD download and return a DD form now by clicking here

Membership Benefit - up to 15% discount for CIWM Members on Fitness First Membership

CIWM have negotiated a special membership scheme, encouraging you to keep fit and healthy. Log in to the members area to take advantage of this offer

Membership Benefit - 20% discount for CIWM Members on Subscriptions to Materials Recycling Week (MRW)

As a weekly publication MRW supports the features and roundup provided by the monthly CIWM journal with essential breaking-news, targeted analysis and the latest materials pricing. Log in to the members area to take advantage of this offer MRW discount

The NEW AtoZ of Waste & Resources

A useful guide to technical issues, jargon, acronyms, legislation and associated organisations.
Have a look; please send comments and updates to

CWRM - Communications in Waste and Resource Management

Over 20 research papers are now available for your perusal.

Membership benefit - 70% off ICE journal for CIWM members

International journal Waste and Resource Management, published by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), publishes original research and practice papers on all civil engineering and construction related aspects of the resource management cycle.
For a limited period, CIWM members may purchase an annual subscription to the journal (four issues) at a 70% discount. To subscribe: Visit the journal home page
Apply the offer code CIWM70 to receive your 70% discount.
If you have any questions about the journal, you can reach us at

CIWM has joined forces with national training organisation Reed Learning to offer a more diverse range of training courses for customers and CIWM Members.

CIWM are promoting 10 courses run by Reed, all with a 10% discount if booked via the CIWM website. Visit for more information.

Have You Changed Your Contact Details?

If so please contact or Register on the new web site which allow you access to the member only areas on the CIWM website  


2012 dates are now available online at
Discounts available for CIWM and ESA Members as well as Local Authorities. Also, if you book more than 12 weeks prior to the course you will receive an additional 5% discount.

Forthcoming Hazardous Waste Courses:

Environmental Permitting & Exemptions
14 March 2012, Northampton
Are you involved in applications for waste management licenses or exemptions? Do you need to know more about the process and the requirements? Read more

Practical Management & Control of Landfill Gas
20-21 March 2012
This course explains the process of landfill gas production and the principles and processes of design, installation and management of landfill gas control systems (LFGCS). Read more

Hazardous Waste Classification and Coding
27 March 2012
Are you dealing with Hazardous Wastes and need to ensure you are classifying them correctly and assigning the appropriate codes? Read more

Waste Carriers and Related Controls
28 March 2012
Do you carry waste? Do you need to understand the vast array of waste and transport related issues to ensure you can do this safely and within the law? Read more

New for 2012 - Communications Training

CIWM & ESA Training in partnership with Fecund Training
8 May 2012, 2 low cost bite-sized training sessions Read more

Making Waste Consultation Meaningful
CIWM & ESA Training in partnership with The Consultation Institute
15 May 2012, Northampton Read more

DIY PR - Getting your name in the papers
CIWM & ESA Training in partnership with Sauce Consultancy
17 May 2012, Northampton Read more

Perfect Presentation
CIWM & ESA Training in partnership with Fecund
28 June 2012, Northampton Read more

Bespoke Training

CIWM are able to provide training to meet you organisation's needs, whether that be an in-house course from the publicised CIWM/ESA training programme or a tailored course to meet your organisation's specific needs. To discuss how we can assist you and to provide a quote, please contact the Events and Training Team on 01604 620426 or email

e-learning -Now available from CIWM

No travelling time, learn from your desk! The following e-learning packages are now available through CIWM:
Continuing Competence Training
Completion of Controlled Waste Transfer Notes
Completion of Hazardous Wastes Consignment Notes
Introduction to Pollution Prevention
Principles of H&S in Industry
For further details see

Environmental Permitting Operators' Certificate (EPOC)

This course is an option for demonstrating operator competence for the purpose of operating a permitted waste and resources facility for "low risk tier" sites - e.g. inert waste transfer / treatment, in house storage, WEEE storage, MRS (dry scrap - no free flowing liquid).

Forthcoming Dates:
20-21 March 2012 Bolton (Fully Booked)
24-25 April 2012 Northampton
Visit to book your place

WASTE AWARENESS CERTIFICATE (including Construction and Healthcare)

Courses are run throughout the year, across the country. For course details and for a list of Registered Centres please visit our website or contact the Events & Training Team on 01604 620426.


CIWM Gala Dinner 2012 - 12 September
sponsored by Sorbacal (LHoist)

Want to join up to 900 key industry contacts for an evening of networking and fun?
Well, now is your chance to book! Following a sparkling drinks reception and dinner, award winning star of stage, TV and radio, Marcus Brigstocke will provide guests with after dinner laughs. Also, guests that book to attend the CIWM Gala Dinner will have an opportunity (subject to availability) to book accommodation for that evening, at rates from as little as £99 + VAT B&B.
To find out more or to book your places contact Rebecca Penberthy on 01604 620426 or email

2012 - Save the dates (more details to follow)

Clean Britain Awards 2012 - 13th September 2012, Birmingham

CIWM Awards 2012 incorporating CIWM Awards for Environmental Excellence and CIWM Professional Awards - 8th November 2012, London


CIWM London & Southern Counties Centre

Open Meeting & Site Visit: Aspects of Cleansing - Technical Meeting and visit to Johnston Sweepers Ltd Factory, Dorking Surrey, will take place on Friday 16th March 2012. For further details and booking form please click HERE or contact Mike Bland 07772 621744

CIWM North East Centre

Master Class Weekend: 'Waste Management doesn't get better than this.' 16th to 18th March 2012 at the Park Inn Hotel, York. For further details contact Mike Hibbert or click HERE

CIWM Midlands Centre

Open Meeting: An Introduction to Contract Law, taking place on Wednesday 21st March 2012 at Gateley LLP, Birmingham. For further details click HERE or contact Sushant Daga

CIWM North West Centre

Open Meeting: Envirolink Material Recycling Facilities: Updating Technology - Which Route to Take? Will take place on Tuesday 3rd April 2012 at UPM Shotton, Deeside, Flintshire. For further details and booking link please click HERE

CIWM Welsh Centre

CIWM Cymru Wales Spring Event on Food Waste on Friday 20 April at 10am - Venue TBC
Full programme to be confirmed shortly. Book the date in your diary!
Also to be confirmed: Site visit at Premier Foods' RF Brookes ready meal facility at Rogerstone

CIWM London & Southern Counties Centre

Technical Study Tour to Paris - 22nd - 24th April 2012. For further details and a booking form please click HERE or contact Mike Bland T: 07772 621744



The OWL Road Show is the first event of its kind being hosted by the OWL Partnership.
OWL has brought together industry specialists including CMS SupaTrak, Vision Techniques, Vehicle Weighing Solutions, Dotted Eyes, Civica and Whitespace Waste Software, who now work together to provide one fully integrated, end to end waste collection solution to support local authorities and waste collection organisations.
The event will provide a unique networking opportunity and allow visitors to meet and discuss their waste collection requirements with all OWL partners. The event will also feature a programme of best practice seminars and an indoor and outdoor exhibition.
For further details and to book your place visit OWL Road Show on the CIWM website.


For external events Approved by CIWM for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or Structured Learning & Development (SLD) purposes please visit CIWM - Approved Events Page



ISWA World Congress - Florence 2012

Free Trial Membership of ISWA

As a CIWM member you have the chance to be a member of ISWA the International Solid Waste Association for a free trial. This will include access to members discounts, publications, newsletters and technical support. You must Register on the CIWM web page as a CIWM member user or Login if already registered. The instructions appear when you click on the register button (top left hand side CIWM web pages).
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Information about offer from ISWA

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