Press Statement
14 February 2017


CIWM welcomes Lords’ report on Brexit and the environment

CIWM has welcomed the House of Lords EU Energy & Environment Sub-Committee's report, Brexit: environment and climate change, which it says sets out clearly the wide range of difficult issues which Government, Parliament and society as a whole will need to discuss and agree to enable a smooth Brexit for the environment. 

CIWM chief executive Dr Church said:

“It is clear that not only what our environmental framework is post-Brexit matters, but also how it is enforced. This report describes a number of the issues that need to be tackled to ensure we maintain and, where possible, improve our environmental standards. The idea of an independent body to oversee effective enforcement is a good one that should be developed further.”

The committee’s report can be found here


Notes to Editors:

  1. CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management) is the leading professional body for the waste management sector representing over 6,000 individuals in the UK and overseas. Established in 1898, CIWM is a non-profit making organisation, dedicated to the promotion of professional competence amongst waste managers. CIWM seeks to raise standards for those working in and with the sector by producing best practice guidance, developing educational and training initiatives, and providing information on key waste-related issues. More information can be found at


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