Influence and partnerships
CIWM IS AT THE CENTRE OF THE RESOURCES AND WASTE INDUSTRY, AS THE LEADING INSTITUTION WE DEVELOP INDIVIDUALS AND SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS THROUGH OUR NETWORK OF CONTACTS.
Edoc is a brand new online system designed to help transform the way you record what happens to the waste you produce or handle. It does away with outdated paper waste transfer notes, saving you time, effort and money in fulfilling your legal duty of care for waste.
More information about Edoc can be found at: http://edoconline.co.uk/
The EQual programme: ensuring quality of waste-derived products to achieve resource efficiency
CIWM worked in partnership with the Environment Agency on a major EU Life+ funded programme that aims to encourage quality products made from waste. The EQual programme builds on and expands the Environment Agency's Quality Protocols initiative and provides a framework to help waste producers and processors to meet the end of waste criteria under the EU Waste Framework Directive.
The main objectives of the EQual programme are to:
- Assess the environmental impacts of waste-derived products through field trials on four materials.
- Develop a Quality Protocol (QP) Compliance e-tool and guide to enable waste producers to self-assess whether their waste derived product complies with an existing Quality Protocol (which sets out the conditions under which a particular waste can be considered to have been recovered and is therefore no longer classed as waste)
- Develop an end of waste e-tool that will enable businesses with a wide range of waste streams to undertake an end of waste assessment to establish whether their waste can be classified as a product
- Communicate and disseminate the EQual project findings to stakeholders and relevant audiences in Europe enabling others to learn and benefit from the programme
- As an official programme partner, CIWM is providing communications support and will also be assisting with dissemination events and activities in the UK and Europe, and exchanging best practice information for the benefit of our members.
More information about the EQual programme can be found on the EA's website at: www.environment-agency.gov.uk/equal
The National Fly-Tipping Prevention Group (NFTPG)
Fly-tipping Partnership Framework: A National Framework for England for tackling Fly-Tipping through Local Partnerships
NFTPG has been in existence for a number of years, originally chaired by the Environment Agency and involving their land owner project. CIWM has been a member of the group from its early formation and support the work of those involved in producing much needed guidance for land owners who are victims of fly-tipping.
The Fly-Tipping Partnership Framework is the next step to allow all parties to look at what is needed in their area to limit the opportunities of fly-tipping, make it easier for victims to clear the fly-tipping from their land and show that it is not just the responsibility of the regulator, Government or Local Authority. Fly-tipping prevention works around the partnership and this framework assembles all the key aspects in to one place.
More information on the Fly-Tipping Partnership Framework can be found here.